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Richland School Board asked to grant raises
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The Richland School District Board of Education was asked to grant the pay increases lane changes in the district’s salary schedule at its meeting Monday night at Doudna School.
Sharon Klang made the request on behalf of 10 faculty members who completed courses and earned credits to allow the lane change pay increases.
    District pay was frozen for the current year at last year’s level.
Klang said the credits earned were pre-approved by the district’s administration and taken to improve teaching for the betterment of district students.
    Later in the meeting, District Administrator Rachel Schultz reported that the cost of allowing the lane changes salary-wise would amount to $15,000, which is less than the cost in each of the three previous years.
    The board took no action.
    During the relatively short open session, Schultz outlined the schedule for the spring election in the district. Three board members will face re-election. The terms of  Paul Corcoran, Bill McCorkle and Bev Laue will expire. Corcoran is an at-large representative while McCorkle is a representative from the city and Laue from the eastern portion of the district.
The spring election is April 3, but persons must file nomination papers from Dec. 1 until Jan. 3. Incumbents must file declarations of non-candidacy by Dec. 23 if they do not intend to seek re-election. If necessary, a primary election will be held Feb. 21.
    The board approved the request by the Richland Center Youth Wrestling Club for sanctioned status to use district facilities. It also approved a Carl Perkins School-to-Work grant application for $8,427.