April board meeting: $500 payments to all system employees

HAMILTON – Teachers will close-out possibly the hardest year of their careers with a parting gift.
Marion County Board of Education members approved Marion County School System employees for a one-time lump sum payment of $500 during its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 22.
Marion County Superintendent of Education Ann West said the payments are similar to actions taken by other school systems to thank their teachers for the measures they are undergoing to provide education during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
West said that Marion County Schools Chief Financial Officer Clint Green consulted state accounting officials on how the payments could be made according to law. She says that the payments cannot legally be paid for services already provided and will technically be for the work the teachers do for the remaining month of school.


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