Rankin schools superintendent, employees get pay raise

Rankin County school officials on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for four percent salary increases for cafeteria workers, assistant teachers, bus drivers and administrators effective July 1.

The superintendent also received the same salary increase, raising the amount from $153,900 to about $160,000.

All teachers will receive a legislature-mandated raise after the governor signed a bill last legislative session raising all educators’ salaries by $2,500 this coming year.