Jul 15, 2011 9:27 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Concordia Parish School Board members have voted to increase their monthly pay to the state average of $650 a month.
Board President Gary Parnham said he'd decline the additional $50 that would be allocated to him because of his position.
The Natchez Democrat reports the board approved the pay increase at their Thursday night meeting
In February, the board members voted to increase their pay from $350 - what they'd been making since the 1970s - to $625. However, the vote didn't garner the two-thirds majority that's required by law to increase their salaries.