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Cooper's Teacher Pay Proposal Will Cost Taxpayers $800 Million Over Two Years PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 February 2017 15:29
Governor Roy Cooper wants to raise North Carolina salaries 5% raise this year and another 5% the next year. This raise will cost taxpayers more than $800 million over two years. 
Cooper’s proposal would bring average salaries to more than $52,000 in 2017-2018 and nearly $55,000 in 2018-2019.The budget proposal would also give teachers a direct annual stipend of $150 to offset out-of-pocket expenses for classroom supplies since many teachers stretch their already tight budgets to pay for basic classroom supplies themselves.
Governor Cooper’s plan to raise North Carolina teacher salaries will be included in the Governor’s budget to the legislature, which he plans to release in full in the coming weeks.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2017 15:34
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