Payroll Problems For Maury County Public Schools

Posted at 6:55 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 04:17:11-05
It has been a difficult time for some teachers living pay check to pay check, not even sure if their bills will be paid on time. A payroll problem Maury County Public Schools has been dealing with since July 1.
Teachers were supposed to have their pay checks deposited into their accounts on Thursday at 12 a.m. but that never happened.
"I'm getting a lot of texts and emails that I've already had $800 bounce and I have a lot of overdraft fees and late fees, my mortgage didn't go through," said David Huebne, President, Maury County Education Association.
The district said it will cover the fees caused by a delayed deposit, but one teacher who wanted to remain anonymous said that's tax payer money being wasted.
"I know the county says that they are going to take care of that but that's a lot of tax money that's being wasted that shouldn't be spent. It should have just been done correctly," said one teacher.
Not only are teachers wallets being effected, so is the morale.
"Oh I'm furious, I think walking down the hall this morning we were all looking at each other talking just furious," said the upset teacher.
Maury County Public Schools superintendent sent out this statement in an email to teachers saying in part:
Apologies are extremely overdue at this point, but, we are sorry that this situation took place. We are working diligently to remedy all of our payroll situations as soon as possible.
Teachers said, the best apology is change.
"I'm putting all this energy towards worrying about my paycheck and am I going to be able to buy Christmas presents for my kids this year," said one teacher.
The school board plans to hold a special session on Monday at 6 p.m. to see if everyone has been paid.