By Sam Parsons
The Pella Community School Board met last night and formally approved their 2023-24 Teacher Salary Settlement.
In 2022-23, the district paid out $14,314,189 in teacher salaries in benefits. For the upcoming year, that number will be rising by $470,760, or 3.29%, to $14,784,989. These numbers had been negotiated and determined at previous meetings.
The board also received a presentation from the city of Pella on their proposed City Rec Center and discussed how it tied into their 10 year facilities plan. The project is expected to cost about $50 million for the city over the course of 20 years and they are asking the district to fund $5 million of it. No decision was made by the board last night.