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Teachers get raise but base still behind average

Board approves extra duty assignments.

Despite an extra tight budget that has plagued the Brady school district for years, teachers will see a $500 salary increase this fall.

The school board approved the 2010-11 negotiated agreement during its regular monthly meeting Monday night allowing for the same raise teachers received last year.

The increase brings Brady’s base teacher salary to $27,600 before benefits and extra duty pay but still leaves the district behind the state salary average.

According to the Nebraska Department of Education’s latest state of the schools report from the 2008-09 school year, the average pay for teachers in the state was $44,968.

Teachers receive step increases in pay based on degree level and years of experience.

Brady’s average teacher pay for the same time frame was $37,442.

In addition to setting the new base salary, school board members also approved extra duty assignments for the coming year.

T.J. Nielsen replaces Darren Tobey as activities director and also takes on junior high football, junior high girls basketball and concessions assignments.

Other new coaching contracts previously approved by the board are for Bob Frederickson as head football coach, Lance Arterburn as head girls basketball coach and Darcee Miller as assistant girls basketball coach.

Other new assignments include para-educator Jennifer Most as assistant play director, Dawn Jobman as head speech coach and Julie Hoaglund as assistant speech coach.

In other business, the board learned laptop computers for high school students will not be issued

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