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Supplements changed for Dougherty County school employees

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County School Board voted to change the way they supplement salaries of about 250 school employees.

Finance committee members say the cuts don't go far enough. Tuesday, the Board agreed to pay supplemental employees a flat rate instead of the percentages employees have been paid for more than 30-years. They also agreed to a 25-percent rollback of some of the payments which could save the district thousands. A salary study found some coaches and staff were underpaid. At least two board members say the changes won't save enough.

"We have 200 people who our survey showed were underpaid we brought their pay up. We have 167 who according to market rate are overpaid so therefore we put a process in place to recover that payment over a four year period," said Robert Lloyd, DCSS Finance Director.

"It will continue to overcompensate them for at least the next four years under the reduction schedule which I frankly think is unfair to students and teachers that have needs that aren't being filled and unfair to taxpayers," said David Maschke, DCSS Board Chairman.

Employees will see the change in their end of September check.

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