FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSLS 10) – The Franklin County School Board is asking the Board of Supervisors for more than $2 million dollars to pay for teacher raises.
The school board reviewed teacher salaries that would restore all employees on the teacher salary schedule with a minimum two-percent increase for all employees.
The Superintendent says priority was given to salary increases due to the lack of raises since 2009.
More teacher input on salaries will be collected over the coming weeks.
The total proposed budget is a little more than $89 million dollars, an almost 3.5-percent increase from this year’s budget.
If the total budget is not approved they plan to prioritize the list and pay for what they can.
In addition to salary increases, Franklin County Schools is budgeting for two middle school math teachers, additional art and music teachers, a bus driver increase, and field trip increase to $10 per hour and more.
You can read the full 2017-18 proposed budget here.