The North Carolina Large District Superintendent Consortium, consisting of the state’s 10 largest school systems, will hold a news conference Tuesday on the state budget.
Superintendents and representatives from Cumberland, Durham, Guilford, Johnston, New Hanover, and Wake counties will be speaking at 10 a.m. at the Wake County school system’s headquarters in Cary. They’ve already criticized the state Senate budget but haven’t publicly commented on the state House budget.
The Senate proposes raising teacher pay by nearly $470 million through K-12 cuts such as reducing the number of teacher assistants. This would give teachers an average 11 percent raise if they agree to surrender tenure, called career status in North Carolina.
The House would give an average 5 percent raise to teachers in part by relying on increased lottery proceeds. Teachers wouldn’t have to surrender career status to get the raises.
In general, education groups have been more supportive of the House plan.