MH School Board approves salary increase for district employees

Employees in the Mountain Home school system will see more in their paychecks next academic year. The Mountain Home School Board approved Superintendent Dr. Jake Long’s proposal for a 1 percent increase for each step and range on the salary schedule. Long says it’s the third year in a row the district has been able to give employees a 1 percent raise, and it’s something that has several benefits.

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The 1 percent pay increase amounts to about $250,000.

The board approved spending half of the just over $76,000 in Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants funds the school system received in December for a couple of programs this summer.

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The Mountain Home School Board also approved nearly $16,000 for the remodeling of bathrooms in B hallway at the junior high as part of a program to remodel bathrooms throughout the district.

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The board also approved spending just over $32,000 to make a bulk purchase of paper products and just over $16,00 for Microsoft licensing for the 2019 school year.

Among personnel matters approved by the board, Jennifer Seaman was hired to become the new executive director of the Mountain Home Education Foundation.  She replaces Mollie Morgan who took a position at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home.

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