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School Board Extends JCTA Contract

By Rick HowlettThe Jefferson County Board of Education has approved a one-percent pay raise for teachers and other school district employees.An agreement extending the contract with the Jefferson County Teachers Association was unanimously approved at the board's regular meeting Monday night.The pay hike applies to 6,000 teachers plus 7,000 other personnel.JCPS Superintendent Sheldon Berman is also eligible for the raise if it's approved during his annual board evaluation Thursday.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.