The Hardin County Schools Board of Education met Thursday for a special board meeting to briefly discuss and approve some items.

The first item the board approved was to eliminate one payroll clerk position and create a payroll manager position.

John Stith, chief operations officer for HCS, said the district has had a few experienced payroll workers retire, leading to the district having very few staff members with more than a year of payroll experience.

He said applicants for payroll clerk job also didn’t have enough experience.

Stith suggested a payroll manager job, which has a 10% pay increase and possibly will allow the person in that position to train more people, since they have more experience and manage the whole payroll process.

The board also discussed issues pertaining to current vacation days. Currently, these days are front loaded on July 1.

The concern from the board comes with staff members possibly using the vacation days in a way that could create difficulties with how the district is run.

Ultimately, the board discussed possibly later changing the way vacation time works to make it more of an accrual system.

Superintendent Teresa Morgan said she would like there to be more flexibility for her to manage vacation time this year.

Andrew Harp can be reached at 270-505-1414 or

Andrew Harp can be reached at 270-505-1414 or

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