HARRODSBURG - As often is the case, money and its uses were the main topics of the monthly meeting of the Mercer County Board of Education Tuesday night.
Robin Bailey, the district's technology coordinator, said the state has offered $14,156 for assistance with the district's technology. The district has to match the money 100 percent and Finance Officer Joy Huff said the budget contains sufficient money for the match.
Bailey said the money will pay for replacing a wiring closet that is near the end of its usefulness. The money also will help pay for a fiber controller. Huff said she hopes the state will make further offers to fully fund to the district's immediate technology needs.
Huff also discussed the state-mandated 1 percent increase in salaries for all district employees. She said it has taken at least 20 minutes to figure one employee's added income for the salary increase that takes effect after Jan. 1. The district employs about 300 people.