Archive for Thursday, June 30, 2005

School salaries hinge on legislative action

June 30, 2005

The Basehor-Linwood school board on Monday delayed action on next year's salaries for certified, classified and administrative employees until next month, in hopes the Kansas Legislature will have made a decision on school finance by then.

During its meeting Monday, four board members retired to executive session to discuss salary packages for next year. However, they took no action in open session. School officials said the discussion will resume during the board's next meeting on July 11.

School officials said that modest employee raises have been built into next year's budget, but that board members voted to table the package until the Legislature announced its decision.

The Kansas Supreme Court has given the Legislature a Friday deadline to increase school funding by $143 million after finding the current school funding formula unconstitutional.

Basehor-Linwood officials said the funding packages for its employees could hinge on the funding measures approved by the Legislature.

In other action, the school board, on 4-0 votes, approved:

  • Transfers of money into the special education, Parents as Teachers, capital outlay and food service funds.
  • A contract for Cindy Pruitt, a kindergarten teacher at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School.
  • The resignation of Chris Heatwole, an eighth-grade teacher science teacher at Basehor-Linwood Middle School.

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