LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An additional $1,000 will be added to the salary schedules of Lafayette Parish public school teachers.

The Advertiser reports ( ) the Lafayette Parish School Board unanimously voted Wednesday to use some of the money from a 2002 sales tax in teachers' regular pay. Teachers will still receive a supplemental check each year, which would be about $1,200 per teacher.

The decision came a day after a committee voted to recommend putting some of the money into teacher salaries, rather than lumping it all into an annual distribution. The additional $1,000 will be divided among teachers' regular paychecks.

Besides teachers, the move affects counselors, librarians and others.


Information from: The Advertiser,


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