A little background: The school system wants to give teachers (and some others) a 2.5 percent raise. The school people, though, want the county to pay for a majority of it (which isn’t going to happen).
So, the school system is ready to put up $1.67 million to cover a .7 percent raise.
The school system is then asking the county to pay for a 1.8 percent increase. That will cost $4.55 million.
Total cost: $6.2 million.
There’s been some question about who will get the raises. Will it all go to “real classroom” teachers?
No, it won’t.
According to the good Melissa Ogden, of the combined $6.2 million in raises:
- Roughly 86 percent ($5.37 million) goes to teachers “and other school level personnel" (EXCLUDES principals, assistant principals, nurses, psychologists, social workers, central office personnel, assisted tech support, etc.).
- “All other certified employees” will make up the other 14 percent of the cost ($885,250).