Cape Public Schools has been approved for a raise in salaries after Monday night’s school board meeting. On average salaries will rise 2 point 66 percent in the next school year. This is necessary to move more staff onto a newer pay schedule. The base salary, which is slightly lower than surrounding districts of similar size, will go from 29-thousand 5-hundred dollars to 30-thousand. Cape Superintendent Jim Welker tells KZIM-KSIM they need to stay competitive to attract the best teachers to their schools. Welker adds they are in good financial state but are looking for more improvements. The budget for the 2013 fiscal year was approved Monday night as well. Pay for staff makes up 70 percent of the district’s annual expenditures.
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