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Dr. Gunn signs contract as superintendent

All certified and classified staff receive pay increases

By Eugenia Jones

The McCreary County Board of Education met in special session last week (May 26, 2022) to approve the offering of a four year contract (as prepared by Board Attorney John Blevins) to Dr. John Gunn of Hopkinsville, KY as the next superintendent of schools in the McCreary County School District.  The contract consists of a salary of $125,000 per year with $150.00 per month cell phone allowance, payment of 50% of the employee’s retirement plan contribution, and use of a Board vehicle or (when vehicle is not available) mileage payment at the state level when travelling outside of the district for work.  With the exception of Board Member Johnny Barnett, all board members (4 of 5) voted in favor of the contract.

Dr. Gunn accepted and signed the contract and takes the helm of the McCreary County School District on July 1, 2022.  He replaces the current superintendent, Corey Keith, who is retiring.

In other business, the Board unanimously approved a 2% pay increase for all certified employees (teachers, etc.) and a $1.00 per hour increase for all classified staff.  Along with the pay raise for classified staff, the Board adjusted the current classified salary scales so those without a $4.00 spread in pay from beginning to end will have a $4.00 spread from beginning to end.

Before adjourning, the Board also unanimously approved the tentative district budget for the 2022-23 school year.

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