ops2 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/19/13) -- Superintendent Nick Brake said at Thursday’s board meeting, the four most pressing needs of the Owensboro Public School system are: creating a competitive salary level for faculty, creating more career and technical education, focusing more on early childhood education, and investing more in the OPS facilities.

Brake proposed that teachers and staff will receive at least a one percent raise within two years and OPS will give “maximum efforts” to stay competitive with Daviess County and other school districts.

The 2012-2013 financial report was also read. In the last school year, OPS had $2.79 million in expenditures, with an ending balance of $15.8 million. A bond of $902,798.88 was paid to keep debt down and a budget work session was proposed to see the actual budgets from each department and where the money is going.

The board discussed that they want to cut expenses, not programs. A debate occurred, talking about whether or not to increases taxes among Owensboro taxpayers. Currently, OPS has a “healthy financial situation”, according to Superintendent Brake, but the tax raise would help pay debts and help give the wage increase to staff.

Superintendent Brake introduced Dr. Fred Carter of the Western Kentucky Administration team, who will visit Brake and OPS four times this year as a mentor to Brake, in his first year, as part of a Superintendent program.

In regards to Brake in his first year as Superintendent, Carter said, “I think the board has chosen wisely.”

The next OPS Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Thurs., Aug. 22 at 6 p.m.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,010.68
-115.44 (-0.64%)    
2 S&P 2,107.39
-13.40 (-0.63%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,070.03
-27.95 (-0.55%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 23, 2015 8191

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 6999

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 5520

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3913

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 27, 2015 3832

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11050

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 8191

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 28, 2015 5520

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1898

Greenville Man Charged with Rockport Robbery,…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1439

Livingston Street, Hanson Rezoning Request…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1342

Dawson Springs Woman Charged on Drug Offenses, DUI

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1123

Teens Injured When Vehicle Crashes into Tree

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1096

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May…

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 963

Two Hopkins Countians to Receive MERR Scholarships

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 963

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 940

Slaughters Student, Madisonville Faculty Member…

by Joyce Riggs
May 28, 2015 864

Southside Elementary Wins $30,000 in National…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News