The 1-percent increase to the 2013-2014 salary schedule will affect every salary schedule save for extended student services, professional development or extra duties. Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby said that while a 1-percent increase is less than a cost-of-living increase, it’s more than other districts are providing at present.
“We’ve looked at our financial standing and believe that we can take care of a 1-percent … salary increase for our employees,” Hamby said. “By no means, I think, could you say that this is … up with rate of the cost of living increases, but there are a lot of school districts, if you look around, about 50/50 in western Kentucky that are going to be recommending some type of raise, and all of them are 1 – 1 and a half percent.”
Hamby went on to say that the staff works “tremendously hard” and deserve as much of an increase as the district can afford. However, he said he doesn’t know how long they will be able to afford such raises, especially with sequestration.
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