Newport News teachers to see pay raises, more school security funding
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 22 March 2023
This comes after police say a 6-year shot his teacher inside of a Richneck Elementary School classroom earlier this year.
The budget also includes teacher raises.
Tuesday night, the school board approved the 7% to 10% raise for Newport News teachers. All teachers will receive at least a 7% increase. With the increase, there will be a 1.5% increase between the steps on the teacher pay scale.
Additionally, the starting pay for teachers has been increased to $52,710. It had been in the $40,000s.
Teacher Mary Vause told News 3's Leondra Head she's never seen an increase like this.
"I’ve been teaching for 14 years and have not had a proposed raise of this size before," Vause said. "I remember some years there would be a 2% proposed raise and we’d be fighting for 4%, so 7% plus is good," Vause said.