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Madison board approves raises for admin staff

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CANTON, Miss. (AP) - Administrators and support staff at Madison County schools will receive a 3 percent pay raise this year, but one administrator did not accept the extra cash.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1r5XHt5 ) board members voted unanimously Monday to award Madison County Schools Superintendent Ronnie McGehee a pay raise, but McGehee requested his salary be kept at its current level.

District finance director Debbie Jones says the pay raises are retroactive to July 1.

McGehee took home over $149,000 last year, making him the 20th-highest-paid superintendent in the state. The Madison County School District enrolls 12,182 students and is rated an "A'' district by the state Department of Education.

School board secretary Sam Kelly said administrators and support staff were given a raise after going several years without one.

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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