JONESBORO — The Jonesboro School Board will meet at 6 p.m. today to discuss this year’s JFAST negotiations.
Garrett Barnes, president of JFAST, said one of this year’s requests was a 5 percent increase in base salary for certified personal.
JPS administration agreed to a 1 percent increase in base salary for all certified personal.
“On raises, we know the percentage we request is not feasible; we know that 5 percent is hard to afford,” Barnes said.
The board will consider approval of the negotiated terms on Tuesday as well as the following agenda items:
Custodial service contract.
Purchase core phonics curriculum for grades K-3.
Purchase Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts.
Purchase Wit and Wisdom for additional teachers and students.
Purchase Core 7-12 literacy materials.
Purchase Imagine Learning.
Purchase Savvas algebra 1, geometry, algebra, and algebra 2 digital math curriculum.
Purchase Savvas enVision mathematics Common Core.
Recommend compensation per Act 933 for second semester.
Choice of students.
Mental health contracts.
Student handbook revisions.