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Dec 12, 2012 8:10 AM by AP/CS

Central board approves new salary schedule

CENTRAL, La. (AP) - The Central School Board has approved a new salary schedule that places less emphasis on an employee's experience and education, and more on whether the job is in demand and how effective the employee is in doing that job.

Superintendent Michael Faulk told the board Monday that a new state law requires the school system to publish a new salary schedule by January. It takes effect at the start of the 2013-14 school year.

Faulk said he would return to the board with a final salary schedule by March.

The Advocate reports Central's new schedule freezes salaries at their current levels. New teachers with a bachelor's degree will still start at $40,086 a year. Teachers with 25 years or more of experience and a Ph.D. top out at $61,642 a year.

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