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Updated: 8/22/2014 5:01 am

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dozens of top Jackson Public Schools officials will receive hefty raises starting Jan. 1. That's according to a new district salary plan obtained by The Clarion-Ledger.

The plan had emerged from a board-approved 2013 compensation study and will cost the district an additional $426,000 annually when it goes into effect.

While some employees anticipate five-digit increases, others will get nothing.

In line for the biggest raise is former Jackson Deputy Police Chief Gerald Jones, who now heads security for school system and its nearly 30,000 students. His salary will jump from $71,188 to $91,000.

Of the 290 administrative and support personnel listed in the plan, 18 will earn raises of more than 10 percent of their current salaries, including six whose salaries will jump by $10,000 or more.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,


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