The Hardin County Board of Education voted unanimously at its meeting Wednesday, May 17, 2023 to give all Hardin County Schools employees a two-percent raise.
“The Hardin County Schools family works incredibly hard to ensure students succeed,” Board Chair Dawn Johnson said. “The Board knows that our staff members do great things every day in and out of the classroom. They deserve this increase. It gives us more opportunities to recruit and retain the best and brightest.”
A few other positions will see additional increases. Custodians, buildings and grounds staff and student transportation mechanics’ salaries have been raised to be even more competitive with similar jobs in the private sector.
“Our county is already growing and new businesses and industries are constantly arriving,” HCS Superintendent Teresa Morgan said. “Therefore, we must stay competitive with our salaries.
“I’m part of a statewide coalition to sustain the education profession. In addition to higher salaries, educators and support staff deserve respect. Our coalition will also be working to do that.”
HCS salaries have increased by 9.5% over the last six years.