Morley board approves roof projects, contract

MORLEY — Work will begin soon to improve insulation at Morley Stanwood Community Schools, as board of education members recently approved spending approximately $250,000 on roof projects at the elementary and high school buildings.

“These are a couple real big projects,” Superintendent Roger Cole said.

Cole noted the new material used to coat large portions of both roofs contains aluminum flecks that will help reflect sunlight, keeping the buildings cooler in the warmer months, and retain heat in the buildings during the winter months.

Board members also approved filling the building with new employees: Vern Smith, high school science; Dominic Doyle, 31A middle school paraprofessional.

In other financial matters, board members also approved the Michigan State Employees Association 2018-20 contract for teachers, which includes a 2 percent salary increase if there is a $200 increase in per-pupil funding, as well as a $1,500 longevity bonus for teachers who have been with MSCS for 25 years or more in the 2018-19 school year. In the 2019-20 school year, teachers can expect a 2 percent salary increase, and educators who have been with MSCS for 25 years or more will receive a $1,500 longevity bonus if there is a $150 per-pupil funding increase.

Other recent business included board members’ approval of laying off two bus drivers, as two routes have been eliminated.

“This helps us be more fiscally responsible,” Cole said. “We lease two less buses and expense less fuel, but the downside is I employ less people.”


Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at

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