|Jefferson County School Board held their regular
monthly meeting on January 27, 2011, at Jefferson County
|On topic for Items of Information was
Teacher’s Salary Schedule.
|The Director of Schools, Charles Edmonds, presented
the board with information comparing Jefferson
with the surrounding counties – Cocke, Hamblen, Sevier, Grainger
and Knox – as well as placement statewide.
Teacher’s salaries in Jefferson County
place 87th out of 135 School districts, while
neighboring Hamblen County
|The large discrepancies between administrative pay
(46th of 135) and Teacher pay (87th of 135)
was of great concern to board member Annette Loy.
|Out of the six local counties, Jefferson
came in 5th in new teachers pay.
Loy stated that possibly the greatest concern was Jefferson
County’s per pupil expenditures.
ranked a low 101 of 135 school districts in this category.
|Loy said that she is “concerned about putting money
where it needs to go, which is into the classroom”.
Loy also requested that the Director of Schools provide the
school board with a schedule for administrators and classified
employees, so the board could better understand the determination
|The Board heard the maintenance report from
administrator Bill Nolan. He
noted that several improvements had been made to area schools
including painting and roofing.
|Plans for exhaust fans at Maury
have been put on hold due to over budget roofing costs at Maury.
The Board also took action to adopt on first
reading 5.1141 Teacher Effect Data and on second reading 6.402
Physical Examinations and Immunizations and 6.411 Student
|The Board, in conjunction with the Director of
Schools, decided to remove Good Friday from the proposed Snow Make
|The County Commission’s request to meet with the
School Board and have dialogue concerning the building program and
future building plans were rejected when the Board declined to
amend the conditions of a joint meeting that were lined out during
a called meeting earlier in the month.