ES board approves salary schedule update

Friday, December 14, 2018
Eureka Springs School Board vice president Al Larson (left) accepts a donation from Jim Nelson on behalf of the school district at Monday’s meeting. Nelson gave each Eureka Springs School District staff member a $25 gift certificate to use at his store from now until January.
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The Eureka Springs School Board voted Monday to approve an update to the miscellaneous duties salary schedule.

Superintendent Bryan Pruitt said the update will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2019, and will raise the bus driver training rate from $8.50 per hour to $9.25 per hour, the substitute rate from $65 per day to $70 per day and the long-term substitute for certified staff rate from $102 per day to $120 per day.

Board treasurer Pam McGarrah presented the financial reports, saying the Eureka Springs School District has a bank balance of $8,589,000, a total fund balance of $8,595,000 and a legal fund balance of $1,603,000. The board voted to approve the financial reports.

Pruitt announced that Jim Nelson, owner of Nelson’s in downtown Eureka Springs, has made a donation of a $25 gift certificate to each employee of the Eureka Springs School District.

“He gave them each a $25 gift certificate to be used in his store to purchase anything from now up until January,” Pruitt said. “That’s a really nice Christmas donation that he makes to our staff, and we appreciate that.”

“Thank you, Nelson’s,” said board vice president Al Larson.

The board also voted to hire Tina Elliott as a speech paraprofessional.

The board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the administration building.

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