ES board approves $1,000 staff bonus

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Eureka Springs School Board voted Monday to award a $1,000 bonus to all licensed and classified personnel.

“Basically anyone that gets a paycheck from our school got a $1,000 bonus,” said Superintendent Bryan Pruitt.

The board also voted to raise the salary index for facility director Mike Dwyer because he has completed his maintenance plant manager certification through the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA).

“He has been working on that the past couple of years,” Pruitt said. “He completed all the course work to be an AAEA-certified school plant manager, so we raised his index from 1.42 to 1.5. That’s like a multiplier on what he gets paid. He basically got about a $2,000 raise for being certified as a school plant manager.”

The board later voted to approve a bank bid from Cornerstone Bank for a money market account.

“We solicited bids from local banks. We were already with Cornerstone,” Pruitt said, “and we accepted their bid on a money market account to stay as is. They offered us a 2.65 interest rate on our money market account.”

The board also voted to accept the resignation of high school business teacher Sherry Sullivan, who will be retiring at the end of the school year.

The board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the administration building.

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