Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Teacher Salary Raise and Tax Rates Among Topics Discussed at OPS Board Luncheon

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

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button coupons
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
button classifieds

In Other News...

MCHS Faculty Nominate Students, Teachers That Exemplify School Mission

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (12/12/14) — Recently MCHS faculty nominated students and teachers that exemplify the… Read More

Greenville Mayor Honored during Final Council Meeting of Year; New Mayor Sworn-In

GREENVILLE, Ky. (12/20/14) — Greenville City Council Chambers were packed with guests Thursday night, Dec. 18 as it… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

December 16, 2014 10561

Coal Miner Fatally Injured in Underground Mining…

in Top News For All Sites by Dick Brown
December 17, 2014 7480

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 6755

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 15, 2014 5078

Hopkins County Woman Charged Second Time in Two…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 15, 2014 4534

Woman Leads Police on High-Speed Chase in Stolen…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police
December 19, 2014 4292

Dawson Springs Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Detective Sean McCance
December 19, 2014 4107

Armstrong Mine to Layoff 39 by End of Day

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
December 18, 2014 4069

Cat Scratching over Dog Ownership Escalates

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 19, 2014 3878

Woman Flown to St. Mary's after Two-Car Collision

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 16, 2014 3699

Highway Crews Pre-Treating Roadways for Potential…

in Hopkins News by Keith Todd

Stories Trending Today

December 19, 2014 3186

Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 19, 2014 1215

Greenville Mayor Honored during Final Council…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 20, 2014 1051

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 20, 2014 888

New Trial Sites Added for U of L's Brown Cancer…

in General News For All Sites by Health Sciences News
December 20, 2014 815

Farmers' Markets, Vendors; Sign Up for Free…

in General News For All Sites by Ted Sloan
December 20, 2014 808

WKU Public Affairs Claims 17 Statewide Awards

in General News For All Sites by WKU News
December 20, 2014 799

'When the Universe Was Young' Opens Jan. 4 at…

in General News For All Sites by WKU News
December 20, 2014 795

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

in Hopkins News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 20, 2014 787

Law Enforcement Officers, Agencies Honored for…

in General News For All Sites by Erin Eggen
December 20, 2014 726

City of Madisonville Holiday Schedule

in Hopkins News by Leslie Curneal

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss