The Proposed Teacher Salary Schedule (AS OF 2014)
Several things have changed
1) From 37+ steps to 6 steps in order to set up a system that will eventually be able to reward those who teach in hard-to-staff schools and those who teach high demand subjects.
2) Longevity will no longer be paid in a lump sum. Now over the whole year.
3) TA's and all other non-certified employees will receive a $500 raise.
Things that have not changed
1) You will still receive longevity pay
2) This does not change local supplements in any way
3) This does not take away masters pay for anyone already receiving it or those who have completed one masters class prior to August 1, 2013. Still 10% on top of base pay
4) This does not eliminate National Board Certification pay
How to find your new pay:
1. Look at your current step
2. Add one year (this is where you will be in the next school year.)
3. Look at the “conference proposal” column.
*The percentage increase is the increase that a teacher will receive when comparing their salary with longevity to the conference proposal.*
For example (see attachment), if a teacher is in step 15 they will be making $40,542 with longevity on the current schedule. Under the conference proposal, the same teacher will move up to step 16 and be paid $43,500 which is a 7.3% raise.
UPDATE AS OF 2015 Continuing Resolution
This chart shows the current salary schedule, which starts at $33,000, with the update from the Continuing Resolution. This includes the already enacted pay raise for starting teachers, years 0-4, to $35,000.
Education is a fundamental necessity to developing individual potential. As a father of three beautiful children and as a committed leader, providing quality education for Harnett County is a top priority of mine. I believe that teachers need to be free to teach their students without excessive, burdensome paperwork and needless regulations. Education is about teaching children and helping them learn the skills that will propel them far in life. Education is also about choice.
-I support directing sufficient resources to the class room to make sure our teachers have what they need to help kids.
-I support recruiting bonuses for hard to find positions such as math and science. I also support additional bonus pay for teachers that will teach in schools deemed to be struggling to meet the student’s needs.
-I support increased pay for those educators with advanced degrees and will fight to ensure that incentive is restored—we should be encouraging better educated teachers in the classroom.
-I support merit pay for teachers and all state employees who do their jobs better than their peers.
School choice is vital to the success of our children. Children learn in different settings and at different paces, and we should not hamstring our children by a one size fits all solution. The solution includes traditional public schools, public charter schools, homeschooling and even school choice through opportunity scholarships and parental choice.
Further, I support education policy that emphasizes reading, math and science and raises the standardized test scores of our children. We must also ensure our graduation rates continue to rise while our drop-out rates fall. Finally, I consistently fight for worker retraining programs and want to be sure all Harnett County citizens have the ability to access well-paying jobs and aren’t held back by a lack of knowledge, skill or experience.