HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Two school districts in the heart of New Mexico oil and gas country are giving their employees raises beyond what the state is requiring.
The Hobbs News-Sun reports both Hobbs Municipal Schools and Lovington Municipal Schools recently announced employees will see a bigger bump in their paychecks next school year.
Hobbs Municipal Schools is planning a 4.39 percent average pay raise for all staff.
Lovington School Superintendent LeAnne Gandy says its workers will see an average of 5.8 percent increase.
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Hobbs Schools Director of Finance Kerri Gray said the pay raise does include the 2.5 percent teacher raise and 2 percent non-certified raise mandated by the New Mexico Legislature.
Information from: Hobbs News-Sun, http://www.hobbsnews.com