By Richard Sullins |

Bus drivers for Lee County Schools could be looking at a pay increase after the next meeting of the Lee County Board of Education.

The board on Tuesday will consider a plan that would increase pay amounts of bus drivers employed 10 months per year. Beginning or substitute drivers would go from $12.92 to $16 per hour, while the most experienced drivers would go from $16.62 to $17.90 per hour. The plan was approved earlier this month by the board’s finance committee.

Also on the agenda for Tuesday is a review of the district’s current plan for face coverings, which the board is required to take up each month under state law. Board member Sherry Womack has requested a related item concerning the district’s procedures for contact tracing.

Greenwood Elementary School will be presented with an award as Clean School of the Month for October. The board will hold its first readings of nine new policies, ranging from remote participation in board meetings to distribution and display of non-school materials.

During a closed session, the board will conduct an informal evaluation of Superintendent Dr. Andy Bryan. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Core Curricular Building at Lee County High School.