Teacher raises went through earlier this summer, funded from the state and capital outlay funds. Administrative raises were approved after a $2 million surplus was found in the general fund, due to lower heating costs and unfilled positions over the course of last year. This $2 million was enough to cover raises of $2500 each for the assistant superintendents. The raises were voted on as a portion of the consent agenda, where multiple items are approved in a single motion. The new Rapid City Superintendent, Lori Simon, was not present. She will officially begin her duties on July 1.
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