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School employees to receive bonuses
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School system employees will be getting bonuses this year, although the amount will not be as much as first hoped.“We will be able to give bonuses in the range of $500 to $600 for all employees,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox during a Thursday meeting of the Warren County Board of Education.The bonuses, which will be given to employees in November, come as part of a proposed compromise between the School Board and Warren County Commission. As recently as last week, the board hoped it could provide a bonus of $800 to $900.The board had first asked the County Commission to provide funding for permanent raises for all school employees, a plan that would have cost nearly $1 million every year. The idea would have likely forced a property tax increase.The County Commission approved this year’s county budget without the tax increase, in essence shooting down the proposed pay raises.