HANCOCK COUNTY — Eastern Hancock teachers will get a raise this year, while Greenfield-Central school officials decided that their budget is too tight for salary increases.
Both EH and G-C boards met Monday evening and approved teacher contracts for the 2012-2013 school year. Southern Hancock approved a contract last week; Mt. Vernon’s teacher contract is still being negotiated.
EH Superintendent Randy Harris calls this a year of transition before the state’s new teacher evaluation-based raises are fully implemented. Eastern Hancock teachers will get a 1.5 percent pay raise plus a 1 percent one-time bonus, or stipend. Teachers will also get $125 for every day they work developing curriculum during summer break; that’s up from $100.