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County board ups pay for substitutes

By By MICHELE GERLACH-Publisher
Substitute teaching in the Escambia County School System got a little bit more rewarding Thursday when the county Board of Education approved a new salary matrix.
In addition to the six percent pay increases mandated for educators by the state legislature, the board upped substitute teacher pay to $70 per day for certified teachers and $50 per day to non-certified teachers. In addition, substitute teachers to substitute for 10 days or more will receive $75 or $55 per day, depending upon their certification.
Board member Cereal Daniel expressed concern for support personnel.
Powell said he hopes to address it when the board adopts a new salary matrix next June.
He said the board will have a better idea by December of what it may be able to do to improve the circumstances. The board receives most of its tax revenues in December and January.
In other business, the board: