The Wake County school system is warning that the state Senate’s plan to raise teacher pay would result locally in hundreds of classroom layoffs, reduced bus service for families and increase administrative tasks for teachers
The $21.2 billion budget adopted by the Senate early Saturday calls for spending nearly $470 million more to raise teacher pay by an average of 11 percent. But teachers would have to surrender their tenure rights, called career status, to get the higher pay.
To pay for the raises, the budget would make deep education cuts. In a press release Monday, the Wake school system said its initial review of the proposal showed the state’s largest school district would have to:
According ot the press release, school system leaders are working with elected leaders at the state and local levels to create alternatives that do not reduce overall support of teachers and ultimately the quality of classroom instruction.