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Pay Freezes Approved At Pettisville Schools

The Pettisville School Board approved a freeze in salaries for administrative and support staff for the coming school year at a Friday, July 12 meeting.

If the pay schedule calls for incremental increases for years of service or additional education, the raises will still apply.

The freeze is consistent with the contract for teachers, which is in the final year of a three-year agreement.

It will be the fifth year that base pay has remained the same for Pettisville employees.


Lunch prices at Pettisville may increase up to ten cents for the coming school year, but the final amount has not been determined.

The district is required to use a formula provided by the federal government to determine minimum lunch prices.

The government formula has not been released.

In order to include the lunch cost in the newsletter that the district will send out in August, the board gave approval to increase lunch prices up to ten cents.

The exact amount of the increase will be determined by the federal formula, once federal officials have released it.

In The Red

Chris Lee, district treasurer, told board members the district finished the fiscal year with expenses exceeding revenue by $37,769.

Lee said the shortfall was primarily due to a reduction in revenue of $143,000.

The reduction was the result of fewer open enrollment students and lower state revenue.

Switzer said the board will need to seriously consider seeking new revenues, probably going on the ballot with a tax levy in 2014 to deal with the reduction in income.–D. J. Neuenschwander

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