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Centre school employees receive raise

Staff writer

Teachers at Centre USD 397 will receive a 3 percent raise for the 2012-13 school year. Base salary has been increased $970 to $33,285. Classified personnel also will receive a 3 percent raise. Base wage will be set at $9 per hour. Bus drivers will receive $10 per hour for all time spent on activity trips.

Superintendent Jerri Kemble’s salary will increase 3 percent, from $96,000 to $98,880. In the past year, the cost of living increased 1.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. USD 397 Board of Education approved the raises July 9.

The board also approved preparing a 2012-13 budget with, 4 mills for capital outlay, not more than 18 mills for the supplemental general fund, and not more than 3.5 mills for bond and interest. The mill levy for 2011-12 was 3.997 mills for capital outlay, 18.141 mills for the supplemental general fund, and 3.334 mills for bond and interest.

Changes from the previous year include designation of the Marion County Record as the official newspaper for the coming year; in 2011-12 the official newspaper was the Herington Times. Brent Methvin and Mark Heiser were re-elected as president and vice president.

Student breakfast and lunch prices were increased 10 cents to $1.20 for breakfast and $1.95 for lunch in kindergarten through fourth grade and to $1.30 for breakfast and $2.10 for lunch for older students.

The board approved Supreme Flooring in Hillsboro carpeting three classrooms at a cost of $7,185.

Enrollment of students in the Kansas Online Learning Program sponsored by Centre will be Aug. 1 and 3. Enrollment of kindergarten through 12th grade students will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 8, and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 9.

The first day of classes will be Aug. 16. Football and volleyball practice will begin on Aug. 13.

Last modified July 18, 2012

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