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LPSS board votes to increase salary, approve bonus for teachers

Posted at 1:06 PM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 18:34:02-04

The Lafayette Parish School Board has approved a raise for teachers and a bonus check for employees.

At their board meeting on Wednesday, The board approved a $750 salary increase to the teacher pay scale funded by the 2002 Half-Cent Sales Tax Fund with an effective date of November 1, 2021.

The board also approved the payout of the excess to classroom teachers as defined in the Administrative Plan in the amount of $1,646.41 per eligible employee actively employed as of October 2021. An exact date was not provided on when the bonus check will be seen by employees.

The creation of a $2,400,000 reserve in the 2002 Half-Cent Sales Tax Fund to be used to fund the salary increase if future sales tax revenues are not adequate was also approved.

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