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coldspring Sports logoBy Tony Farkas
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COLDSPRING — The Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD Board of Trustees OK’d a raise in pay for substitute teachers.

The move was done during the board’s regular meeting on Oct. 23.

Superintendent Dr. Bryan Taulton said the administration, and subsequently the board, felt the pay for subs was relatively low compared to other area schools, particularly Shepherd ISD.

He said the board felt the lower pay was a detriment to keeping substitutes teaching in the district.

The new rates per day for short-term subs will vary from $75-$100 for non-degreed persons and $95-$120 for subs who have degrees and certification.

For long-term subs, the new rates will be $85-$100 per day for non-degreed persons and $110-$135 for long-term subs with degrees and certification.

In other business, the board:

•approved an agreement with Safe Harbor, which uses the old police department building;

•approved the purchase of pumps for diesel fuel and unleaded, which Taulton said were very old; and sewage pumps for high school will be replaced for more efficient ones; and

•discussed the disposition of a piece of property behind junior high school campus.

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