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Nashville School Board Approves Increases to Salary Schedule

The Nashville School Board has approved increases to the licensed staff and classified staff salary schedule for the 2017-2018 school year.  Superintendent Doug Graham explains the change will result in a raise for these employees, including bus drivers within the classified staff.

The licensed staff has received a $500 increase to the base salary, setting the base salary to $37,400 and the top end of the salary scheduled at $53,600.  The total district expense of the increase will be $116,000 a year.

The classified staff will receive a three percent increase to their salary schedule at a cost of $52,000.  The increases will be effective as the new school year begins.

The board continues to discuss the possibility of constructing a new agriculture building on the high school campus.  Superintendent Graham has instructed the district’s architect to draw up some preliminary plans and if the board chose to fund the project without matching state facility funding, the building construction would last two fiscal years.

In other business, Assistant Superintendent Joe Kell reported that the district and all campuses continue to be fully accredited by the state.  Superintendent Graham recognized the Nashville baseball and Scrapperette softball teams for advancing to the state finals in Fayetteville.

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