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Pay hikes for Ellsworth school employees approved

Increases in pay for some employees were approved by the Ellsworth School Board Monday.

At the recommendation of the personnel committee, the board okayed a 2.5 percent salary increase for three categories of support staff. They are aides, bus drivers and directors/mechanical/superintendent office.

Superintendent Barry Cain placed the total cost of the increase for all of those employees to the district at $37,151. They had experienced a 5.9 percent reduction in their salaries last year, Cain said.

Read more in the print version of the Herald July 11.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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