Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools Approve Pay Increases

Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools Approve Pay Increases

10:26am Aug 23, 2017
The Hanes Magnet School in Winston Salem. (Photo: Paul Garber/WFDD)

Employees in Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools will soon be seeing larger paychecks.

The nine member school board on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve a pay increase for all employees in the district.

Budget Director Kerry Crutchfield says that under the budget approved by the state General Assembly, teachers will see raises averaging just over 3 percent.

Administrators can expect to see an increase of $1,000 a year.

Crutchfield says a raise in pay for bus drivers may help with driver recruitment.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports most staff will see their pay increases this month. The salary schedules for principals and assistant principals are still being reviewed.

The finance department has budgeted $900,000 for the increases, and the state will also be appropriating money.

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