The Morehouse Parish School Board voted to give one-time pay to classified and other certificated employees Tuesday night at their monthly meeting.
Teachers were already getting an extra check due to HB 1 monies which had been designated to each school district. Half of the money received was mandated to go to 334 teachers as defined in Code 112 and the second half could be spent as the each Board saw fit. Members of the Board voted to use the rest of the money as an extra check for those 229.5 classified and 70 other certificated employees at the same rate during Tuesday's meeting. Each will receive $574.36 gross pay in time for Thanksgiving.
In other action, a resolution to amend accountability bonus points to formally request that Gov. Bobby Jindal the Louisiana Legislature and the Department of Education interpret the policy as written carried.
A motion to enter into an agreement with the department of Children and Family Services to participate in the Work Experience Program also carried.
Bids for surplus buses were accepted.