HOWARD — Meeting in special session Thursday, the East Knox school board approved an agreement with the East Knox Education Association that freezes the base salary for the 2012-13 school year. The teachers have had no base salary increase since 2008. The EKEA also, for the second year in a row, agreed to forego any step increases related to experience, and along with other staff members, are paying more in health care insurance premiums.
The board last spring froze all other staff member salaries, and the superintendent and building principals took an additional 10 percent pay cut.
Superintendent Steve Larcomb said, “Hopefully this sends a message to the community members that our staff understands the situation and the economy, the finances of this district and what we’re facing. We’ve made over $1.5 million in cuts over the last couple of years.”
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