The Monticello School Board has approved pay raises for its teachers.

According to the Advance-Monticellonian newspaper, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed what is now Act 679 into law which allowed the district to skip the 2021-2022 salary schedule. That law was an effort to provide schools with money to equalize teacher’s salaries after the minimum salaries were raised last year.

The district will receive just over $4463,000 and in order to obtain that money, the district will have to meet the $36,000 minimum pay for a teacher with a Bachelor’s degree and no experience.