County school board approves pay raise for members
November 8, 2017
By Bill Wilson
The Anniston Star

The Cleburne County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to increase the monthly salary for board members from $300 to $500 effective Dec. 1, 2018.

Board Chairman Jerry Cash said that members have been receiving $300 apiece for many years but the increase would bring the salary in-line with other counties the same size as Cleburne.

Cash said most board members in other counties the same size as Cleburne receive $600 per month.

The board also held annual officer elections during its monthly meeting. Cash was voted in as chairman and Lonny Watson was voted in as vice-chairman. This is Cash’s third nonconsecutive term as chairman.

“It’s an honor to be chairman. I’m glad they nominated me — as far as chairman we are all equals on the board — we all get one vote just like everybody else does,” Cash said.

The board also established the board meeting schedule for 2017-2018.

The next regular board meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, at Cleburne County Elementary School.