South Sanpete School District teachers know they won't see any benefits from the $1,000 per teacher increase approved by the state Legislature until they start to get next year's pay checks.
That's because the $1,000 per teacher will increase salary schedules beginning with the new school year.But the teachers soon will see benefits from new money for supplemental programs.
The South Sanpete District will receive $60,641 for textbooks and supplies, according to Superintendent Lewis Mullins. That will amount to about $25 per student. He thinks the money will come soon enough to get orders in this summer.
The district also will receive library supplemental money in the amount of $21,692. That figures to $8.63 per student.
And the district is in line to receive $144,317 in supplemental technology money, Mullins said.
This money will be used to buy computers and establish technology labs in the district's six schools.
One area in which the district will not get help is in a building program to help alleviate overcrowding and a growing school population.