The Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School District has adopted a salary scale for its teachers for the 2019-2020 school year.

The district’s school board unanimously voted for the scale, which was adjusted to include a $1,500 raise for public school teachers that the Legislature approved last month.

The $1,500 increase takes effect July 1, the same date the Leflore County and Greenwood school districts will consolidate to form the new district.

In mid-March, the consolidated board approved its original salary scale for teachers. That scale was based on Greenwood’s salary scale. Since Leflore County teachers make less than city teachers currently, last month’s approved salary scale meant county teachers would earn $200 more per year.

Originally, teachers with a bachelor’s degree and no experience would have made $35,710 per year the first year and $54,600 after 36 years.

Reflecting the state’s increase, those teachers will now make $37,210 per year the first year and $56,100 after 36 years.

For teachers with a master’s degree and no experience, the salary has increased from $38,430 to $39,930 per year the first year and from $62,930 after 36 years to now $64,430.

For teachers with a specialist degree and no experience, the salary has increased from $39,924 to $41,424 per year the first year and from $66,702 after 36 years to $68,202.

And, finally, for teachers with a doctorate without experience, the salary has increased from $41,418 to $42,918 per year the first year to $70,474 after 36 years to $71,974.

Also this past week, the board accepted the district’s administrators’ salary scales for the 2019-2020 school year.

Some positions, such as director of transportation and chief of personnel, are not on a scale since those salaries are not affected by a degree. Those salaries range from $65,000 for director of maintenance to $80,000 for the district’s chief of technology.

Administrative positions that have salaries based on a degree earned — a master’s degree, specialist degree or doctorate — include chief of special education, director of federal programs,  director of athletics and assistant superintendent, among others.

Last month, the district’s superintendent, Dr. Mary Brown, made her recommendations for her assistant superintendents, which the board approved.

Charles Johnson, the Greenwood district’s director of federal programs, was picked as the consolidated district’s assistant superintendent for organizational support. He has a master’s degree from Mississippi Valley State University.

Likisha Coleman, the current principal of Greenwood Middle School, was chosen as the consolidated district’s assistant superintendent for school improvement. She has a specialist degree from Delta State University.

Dr. Kenneth Pulley, the principal of Greenwood High School, who has a doctorate from Delta State University, was picked as the deputy superintendent of academics.

The assistant superintendent of organization support will receive $104,000 with a master’s degree, $105,000 with a specialist degree and $106,000 with a doctorate.

The school improvement assistant superintendent will earn $108,000 with a master’s degree, $109,000 with a specialist degree and $110,000 with a doctorate.

The deputy superintendent will receive $118,000 with a master’s degree, $119,000 with a specialist degree, and $120,000 with a doctorate.

Contact Gerard Edic at 581-7239 or gedic@gwcommonwealth.com.

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