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Gov. McCrory Outlines Teacher Pay Budget Priority: 5% Average Pay Raise, 3.5% Average Bonus PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 05:12

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory's budget outline for the new year includes raising average public school teacher pay by 5 percent, plus bonuses averaging 5 percent.

The governor announced his priorities Tuesday at his high school alma mater, Ragsdale High School in Guilford County.

The pay hike equates to more than $2,000 per teacher. The governor's spokesman said the plan would cost about $250 million per year.

Bonuses of 3.5 percent would be given to teachers and principals. The governor said veteran teachers with more than 24 years of service would see a $5,000 bonus. Cost estimates for the bonus plan sit at $165 million.

Legislators reconvene in Raleigh April 25. Adjusting the new fiscal year's budget is the No. 1 priority.

Read the plan at http://governor.nc.gov/press-release/governor-mccrory-unveils-education-budget-priorities-ranging-teacher-pay-college

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