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June 5, 2013

Greater Clark salary increases cost more

Changes due to education association contract


Changes in teacher salary increases could cost Greater Clark County Schools about $1 million for each of the next two years.

Though the board of trustees won’t vote on the measure until its next meeting, Andrew Melin, superintendent, said the salary changes for the next two school years will impact the general fund more than it has since the district renegotiated its contract with the Greater Clark Education Association in April 2011. 

The association agreed to forego full salary step increases for the first two years of their contract for half-step increases. The contract terms saved the district about $2 million.

However, the second half of the contract reverts back to full-step increases.

But Melin said the district must follow through with the terms they’d already signed off on.

“We’re honoring the contract, but as we’re really striving to reach that balanced budget, it’s another one of those areas where we respect and appreciate our employees. Everyone does need to understand that it adds about additional $1 million expenditure on us, and that’s true for this school year and the next one,” Melin said.

After the meeting, Frank Denton, the education association president, said the contract helped the district save a considerable amount of money.

The board will likely vote on the measure at their June 18 meeting. 



The board unanimously approved a new program to help at-risk high schoolers prepare for careers after they graduate.

Starting next school year, Jobs for American Graduates will put about 40 students at Jeffersonville High School with an instructor to help understand college applications and requirements, as well as job prospects.

The program works in coordination with WorkOne, which helps students while they’re in school and follows them for about a year after they graduate.

Travis Haire, assistant superintendent, said the program goes beyond retaining students and helps them once they leave school.

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