School district officials announced last week that — despite their preliminary budget — teachers will be getting a raise in the fall.
Superintendent Will Wells, who began his new position July 1, listed teacher compensation as a top priority during the superintendent hiring process.
Now, district officials have decided to dip into a contingency fund to offer an additional .5 percent raise.
That half-percent raise will be on top of a state-mandated 1.6 percent annual step raise that is awarded for each year of teaching experience.
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