Hamilton County schools employees won’t get a Christmas bonus this year after all.
County school board members voted tonight to table a proposal for a one-time bonus for school system employees.
Superintendent Jim Scales and Chief Financial Officer Tommy Kranz had proposed bonuses of $500 for certified employees and $400 for classified employees. The total cost would have been $2.5 million, mostly from federal funds.
See complete story in Friday’s Times Free Press.
Kelli Gauthier covers K-12 education in Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She started at the paper as an intern in 2006, crisscrossing the region writing feature stories from Pikeville, Tenn., to Lafayette, Ga. She also covered crime and courts before taking over the education beat in 2007. A native of Frederick, Md., Kelli came south to attend Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism. Before newspapers, ...