The Hall County School District is looking internally to form a compensation committee.
The group’s goals include determining if the system’s pay scales are regionally competitive, determining whether any rates needs to be revisited and offering suggestions on creating a sustainable compensation plan to reflect the coming tiered plans being developed by the state.
“Understanding that until the economy and revenues improve, there is little or no chance of additional total compensation,” Superintendent Will Schofield clarified.
Brad Brown, executive director for human resources, said he will be discussing committee guidelines and getting more input at the upcoming meeting of the Hall board of education. He said he plans to suggest having up to 30 people on the committee, with a variety representing school system stakeholders.
The Hall school board next meets Monday at 5 p.m. at the district’s central office on Green Street.
Superintendent wins ‘Crystal Apple Award’
Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer will receive the 2013 “Crystal Apple Award” at the University of Georgia College of Education’s dinner celebration Friday.
Dyer attended the University of Georgia in the early 1970s to work on her undergraduate degree, and returned in the 1990s to earn a specialist degree in education leadership. She has also served on the policy advisory committee for the graduate school of education over the last few years.
“It is an incredible honor from a university where I’ve spent at least part of the time for almost four decades,” Dyer said with a laugh. “There are incredible people there doing a lot of work in innovative and groundbreaking things, and it’s just been a pleasure to be working with them again.”
The “Crystal Apple Award” is given to distinguished undergraduate or graduate alumni working in K-12 education who have made a significant impact on students, the school district and student performance.
Thursday meeting to finalize millage rate
The Gainesville City Board of Education will meet Thursday at noon to finalize the proposed 7.59 millage rate. The rate remains the same as last fiscal year.
One mill equals $1 per each $1,000 in assessed property value. Property is assessed at 100 percent in Gainesville.
The meeting will take place at the main system office at 508 Oak St.
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