The salaries for all of the employees at the New Madrid County R-1 School District. During this month’s Board of Education approval was given to increase the 2021-2022 salaries. Officials say the increase equates to a 5.88 percent hike for all employees. The increase will bring the base salary for starting educators to $36,000; the base salary previously was $34,000. Officials say before the salary increase was approved the Board studied the pay rates at other area school districts. Officials say they feel their employees deserve to be compensated fairly.