At a special meeting Monday night, the Danville Board of Education added 0.5 percent to a recent 1.5 percent raise in the salaries of the district's 340 employees for fiscal year 2004-05, which began July 1. The 2 percent raise will be made retroactive to July 1.
At its June meeting the board approved new salary schedules for all certified and classified personnel which included a 1.5 percent increase, the amount that had been proposed but not enacted by the 2004 General Assembly, which has yet to pass a state budget. After the board meeting, Gov. Ernie Fletcher put into effect a contingency state budget that included a 2 percent payhike for school employees. The governor's action thus required the salary schedule adjustment made Monday night by the Danville board.
With the raise, the annual salaries for Danville teachers range from $30,000 for a teacher with a bachelor's degree and no experience to $40,000 for a teacher with a master's degree and 14 years of experience to $44,800 for a teacher with a Rank I certification and 30 years of experience.