What will local school systems do when it comes to teacher raises? We’ll see this week.
From this weekend’s paper, in case you missed it, local schools leaders are discussing whether they can afford to up salaries this year. The state budget includes funds for the state’s portion of a two percent raise for some educators, but localities would have to chip in their share.
This week we’ll likely see school boards hammer out their budgets with or without raises. The Roanoke School Board is scheduled to approve a categorical budget Tuesday and so far raises are on the table for discussion. Salem will also discuss its budget Tuesday.
In Roanoke County, the board’s proposed budget does not have raises. Officials there are expected to vote on it Thursday.
Bedford county and schools officials will meet tonight to talk about their budget. The superintendent there has proposed raises for staffers.