In the midst of budget season we did “raise watch” now that things are wrapping up let’s take a look once again at what local school systems are doing when it comes to raises for staff.
– The Roanoke County School Board opted early on not to give raises saying even with the state funds available for the increases they couldn’t swing it. The school system was in the minority last year when they gave raises at that time.
– Salem schools officials recently approved a pay scale that does not include raises for employees, but does continue with a four-day furlough for administrators, something the system has done in recent years to cut costs.
– Franklin County Schools officials plan to give staffers a one-step pay increase for school employees based on a minimum raise of 2.5 percent. The raise would rely on about $444,360 in state dollars and about $1.2 million from the school division’s budget.
– Bedford County School staffers are getting a 3 percent increase, which marks the first significant increase in five years.
So what do you think? Are you getting a raise?