Bethel-Tate personnel salary freeze in effect

The Bethel-Tate Board of Education met Wednesday, April 22 and approved Superintendent Jim Smith’s recommendation to freeze administrative and exempt employees’ salaries for the 2009-2010 school year.

“We are willing to do whatever we have to do at this time,” said Smith.

Board president Ed Dyer echoed Smith’s sentiment.

“The teachers have agreed to a wage freeze and we commend them for this. We all understand how tough times are, and we all have the same bills as everyone else,” said Dyer. “We have to make some sacrifices to take care of our schools.”