The Clinton School Board voted unanimously to reject a 2.02 percent base salary increase proposed by district supervisors and administrators for next year.

The school board spent about an hour discussing the measure in closed session at the beginning of a regular business meeting Monday before the vote. Although they rejected the proposed raise, they did not vote further on salary negotiations regarding administrators.

School Board President Jim McGraw said that, after the tough cuts the district had to implement last year, he could not vote for an increase in base salary for district leaders. He said the decision was not a reflection of job performance, but of fiscal conditions.

“This is a reflection of what we have to spend,” he said. “We do not have the money to spend.”

Read the entire story in today's edition of the Clinton Herald.

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