Lee Brand

Stan Miller, left, visits with Lee Brand and his one-year-old son, Matthew Brand at a reception held to mark the end of Brand's time on the school board. Brand is stepping down after more than nine years of service.

Secondary math teachers coming to the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District might see a little more money in their pockets, with potential for incentive pay to be added.

Superintendent Eddie Peasant asked the board to consider the idea, pointing to the district losing a math teacher candidate who had accepted a position to the district, to a neighboring district offering a sign-on bonus.

Peasant said he hoped to try an incentive pay added at the end of each school year instead of a stipend on a three-year trial period.

“I was thinking we would have his school year to look at a plan,” Peasant said. “However, last week we had our first challenge in that regard. The high school had offered a teacher a position. However, she called the principal back and said that she wanted to rescind that, because she was accepting a position in another school district.”

For more from Tuesday's meeting, read Wednesday's Starkville Daily News.

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