Pay raises announced for Sallisaw teachers

Teachers in Sallisaw will be getting a $1,200 raise thanks to a statewide teacher pay raise that goes into effect this fall, Jeremy Jackson, superintendent of Sallisaw Schools said. Jackson announced the raises Monday during the regular meeting of the Sallisaw School Board. In other business, the board approved the following personnel (contracts) for the next fall school year: Samantha Shores-Liberty/Eastside Elementary Teacher Hannah Caughman-Liberty/Eastside Elementary Teacher

Derrick Barlow-SMS/SHS Teacher/Coach on temporary contract for 19-20 school year

Tesa Loving-SMS Choir/Dance teacher on a temporary contract for 2019-20 school year

Beverly Sizemore-Adult Basic Education Director for 2019-20 school year.

Also approved for employment of probationary teachers on regular contract for 2019-20 school year were:

Sallisaw High School-Sara Brackett, Theresa Davis, Jessika Gipson, Randon Lowe, Kara Muskrat and Aubrey Rich;

Sallisaw Middle School-Ashley Brant, Christian Campbell and Mike Montano.

Others included Stephanie Gragg-Eastside Elementary, Tabitha Rhoads-Liberty Elementary, and Kandace Streum-Eastside Elementary.

They also approved resignations for Louis Walkingstick (retirement), Dakota Petree, Melanie Drummond and Gunnar Woodburn.

The board also approved membership in the Oklahoma State School Board Association for the 2019-20 school year;

Declared an authorized representatives to conduct business on behalf of the Sallisaw Independent School District for fiscal year 2019-20 school year;

Approved liability and worker’s comp insurance for 2019-20 school year; and

Approved several programs including Johnson O’Malley, Title VI-Indian Education, Title VIII Impact Aid and others to participate in state and federal grants for 2019-20 school year and authorized Steve Merrill to file the applications.

The board also approved to donate a list of books which were no longer needed by the school to Moffett School.

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