School Board members approved the position and salary scale placement for a MathCounts coach on Nov. 19.

Board Member Darren Belisle met with the teachers’ organization and decided on a total of 40 hours dedicated to the position, with a salary of $546.

Math teacher Dottie Demark is the team’s current coach.

“I think it’s great that we are putting academic elements into it,” Board member Cara Cosgrove said. “I hope the kids get excited about it.”