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School board votes to raise teacher salaries

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

An area school board has unanimously voted to raise teacher salaries by over $1,600.

Blytheville Schools Superintendent Richard Atwill said this has been in the works for a while.

The millage passed to fund the new gymnasium was also meant to pay their teachers more.

That raise has just been approved by the board.

Atwill said because their citizens are serious about getting and keeping the best educators, they came to him about the raises.

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