Teachers and staff at the Scott City School District will see an average 3.5 percent increase in salaries with the start of the 2015-2016 school year. The Scott City School Board this week also approved adding $900 to the teacher base salary, increasing the amount from $29,800 to $30,700 for first-year teachers with a bachelor’s degree. Superintendent Diann Ulmer board members approved a budget for the coming school year which includes total revenue of $7,543,976 and total expenditures of $8,305,974. Ulmer said the higher expenditures reflect planned construction and renovations at the district, which are being funded by a $1.75 million bond issue approved by voters in November. The bond issue, Proposition Kids, will fund items such as more secured entrances and cafeteria renovations. A $750,000 portion will be used to pay off the district’s lease certificates, which is a financial mechanism for making payments on the installation of the blue roof and kitchen renovations completed in 2007-2008. Ulmer said the renovations likely will be completed by this time next year.