KUSD Approves Teacher Bonuses

By Peter Serzant


The Kenosha Unified School Board approved $3.3 million in employee bonuses Tuesday night. The one time bonuses will be based on 2.4% of an employee’s salary. Board member Gary Kunich made a motion three times to approve the bonuses but controversy reigned as Board Member Rebecca Stevens wanted the money added to teachers’ base salaries. However Unified officials said that move would be illegal under state law, and would lack funding in next year’s budget. Stevens remained the lone dissenting vote on final passage. $900,000 dollars was also approved to update elementary science curriculum and another $100,000 for high school World Languages programs.

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