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PCC has more questions for School Board

The Clinton School Board listened to reports from the Personnel Policy Committee at its meeting Oct. 15.

Speaking for the committee, teacher Burtie Harder had more questions for the board regarding stipends, con6tracts and spending. At last month’s meeting, the committee questioned a secretary’s contract, and said it was done improperly.

At this month’s meeting, Harder questioned the annual compensation for Superintendent James McGaha and asked the board to clarify exactly what he is entitled to in the way of housing.

She also said that under Act 621 teachers are supposed to receive $500 per school year for classroom supplies. She said in 2011-12, that amount was reduced to $300 and this year it was reduced to $100. She said K-6th grade teachers are requesting to know where the rest of the money is.

Harder also suggested this was a good time to start the annual salary/stipend schedule and to set a time line for all salaries to be reviewed. She asked that no vote be made by the district until the review process is complete.

Cheryl Smith, representing the classified committee, asked that the salary schedule adopted by the School Board at its July 12, 2012, meeting be repealed and the salary schedule in effect in the 2011-12 year, plus the addition of one additional step, be used instead.

School Board members made no comments on the reports.

In other business, the School Board heard an update on construction. They were told construction is going well at the Junior High and plans still call for a mid-December completion.

The board also was told that work on the K-3 building should begin around the end of February. It is expected to cost $9.5 million.

The School Board went into executive session. Board President Kyle Hensley stated, “The reason for executive session is employment.” After almost an hour, the board said no action was taken. Hensley also said the resignation of David Smith as a bus driver was accepted.

The School Board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.

All meetings are open to the public.

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