Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has approved new salary and supplement increases for teachers and certified support staff. 

The recommendations at Tuesday night's board meeting were presented by the district's Chief Financial Officer Andrea Gillus.  

Teachers and certified support staff will see an average salary increase of 2.5 percent. First-year 10-month teachers will receive $8,200 in local supplements, which will be taken from sales tax revenue for this fiscal year. 

Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and audiologists will receive an additional $350 monthly supplement, while school counselors will see an additional $100 per month.

State funding will allow for additional supplements yet to be approved.

Board members also approved salary boosts for principals and assistant principals, along with daily rate increases for substitute teachers.

Holiday and spring appreciation bonuses will range from $500 to $700 each.

According to a news release, increased supplement amounts will make Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools teacher salaries among the highest in the state for beginning teachers.

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