UPDATE: Conway school board members approved Tuesday night Christmas bonuses worth about $592,300 for 1,130 employees. Story to follow.


Conway school board members plan to vote Tuesday to give 1,130 employees district wide a one-time, 1 percent Christmas bonus worth about $592,300, according to the school board agenda.

"Christmas bonuses are a good way to show our appreciation to our employees for a job well done," superintendent Greg Murry said in email Monday.

Murry plans to recommend the board approve employees a Christmas Bonus, according to a memo in the agenda. The bonus, which is less than what employees received last year, would go to employees no later than Friday. Last Christmas, employees received a 2 percent bonus based on their contract amount, Murry said in email.

Certified and classified personnel policies committees approved the 1 percent bonus Dec. 7. Later, employees took a vote and approved the recommendation.

"The work that our staff has done through the transitions of the 2012 plan along with the work related to Common Core is significant," Murry wrote in his memo. "We all deeply appreciate their dedication not only to the task but more importantly to our students."

The school board will consider the bonuses during its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.