Northumberland school board ponders salaries for next budget

AnnGardner Eubank

by AnnGardner Eubank

HEATHSVILLEThe Northumberland school board on Tuesday, January 26, discussed a potential increase in teacher salaries for the 2021-22 school year during a special called budget workshop.

Finance director Donna Booth presented a draft teacher salary scale which indicated a 2% pay increase. The proposed increase would make the starting teacher salary $41,019.

The board directed Booth to “work up” a 3% salary increase as well, and to present a teacher salary comparison among neighboring school divisions at the next budget work session.

“At this time there are no specific budget amounts,” said Booth, following the workshop. “We are still in the reviewing requests…

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