Wise County Teachers Will Not Receive Raises
Ohhh...I bet this goes over like a turd in a punch bowl.
WISE — A preliminary budget proposal for the Wise County school division includes no pay raise for personnel, although a $500 stipend for teachers and $250 for support staff has been included to help handle a jump in health insurance rates for next fiscal year.
The working document — still subject to discussion and potential changes by the school board — projects a decrease of nearly $2.5 million in state basic aid, from nearly $26.5 million in the current fiscal year to just over $24 million in 2009-10.(link)
We will see how far this makes it. Those teachers get nasty!