Teacher pay is not just set by the state. Each county controls the supplemental pay rate teachers receive on top of that state rate.
The fights over teacher pay this past year has been to harp on the state rate. No one in the media really even mentioned the supplemental pay. That supplemental pay didn’t fit into the ‘assault on education’ narrative.
They’ve broken ranks in Stokes county:
— LL1885 – A.P. Dillon (@LadyLiberty1885) November 12, 2014
Just to drive it home:
“Teachers leaving to teach in another school district offering a higher local salary supplement was the main reason cited for teachers leaving Stokes County.” – TheStokesNews.com
The average supplemental rate in Stokes in 2013 was $1,624.
It is worth noting DPI conveniently stopped publishing the supplemental schedules when Republicans took control of the NCGA.
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