LIBERTY - All employees in the Casey County school system got a 1.5 percent pay hike Monday. Salary increases were recommended by state government but will have to be paid by county funds.
The annual certified salaries range from $22,850 starting salary to $45,711 for personnel with Rank 1 status. This is based on a 185-day school year.
Certified staff working extra hours will be paid $20 per hour and principals receive $75 per teacher supervised.
Classified salaries range from $6.58 per hour for non-skilled labor to $57.93 for handicap bus drivers.
Substitute teachers make from $61 to $77 per hour depending on rank and college hours.
Superintendent Linda Hatter said most of the personnel were rehired. However, eight classified personnel - Matt Allen, Janette Beard, Cheryl Wilson, Donnie Peyton, Debra Lynn, Pam Cochran, Marlene Wethington and Tammy Sidwell - have been notified that their contracts were not renewed.
"We hope to employ part of them (certified) back, especially the special education teachers," said Hatter. She wants to rehire at least four. She also said some of the personnel were shifted around. Most of the classified personnel will be rehired.