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rednek Jun 3, 4:27 p.m.
If we could get rid of the illegal students in our schools, we would not need the new schools or additional teachers, maybe not all that we now employ. Those funds could be distributed to those teaching and increase their pay without a tax increase.
I am concerned that POTUS refuses to allow wholesale deportation of illegals. If they are in the USA without proper documentation, they have broken our laws and should not be allowed to remain here.
No other country in the world allows people to remain in their country wothout proper documents, unless they are in prison for entering that country.
WHY DO WE ALLOW IT?
Stilllearnin Jun 3, 3:31 p.m.
But wait, the new school superintendent wants everyone to get a raise including administrators.
NHS_Junior Jun 3, 2:09 p.m.
The supplement is added on to the base salary offered by the state and is usually paid twice yearly. It is also taxed at a 40%-50% rate because it is not normal income but is instead a supplement.
krimson Jun 3, 11:20 a.m.
b/c Wake has taxed on its own residents for the extra money. You too can have the same benefits in your county, if you would raise your taxes.
But I would agree - equalize it. The State should tax and distribute money equally across the State so that no one county needs to raise its own taxes in order to have an effective system. And conversely, no one county should have is own limitation in tax revenue prevent it from having effective schools.
krimson Jun 3, 11:15 a.m.
The Districts have been supplementing the pay of Teachers within their Districts (when they can, and however much they are able) for a long time...
farm Jun 3, 10:47 a.m.
Could the counties have been doing this the whole time? But the current Gov and GA are catching all the flack? I'm not in step with all of the gop admin... but it ain't all their fault.
scubagirl2 Jun 3, 10:25 a.m.
Self-serving doesn't BEGIN to cover it!
aspenstreet1717 Jun 3, 9:52 a.m.
There's plenty of waste to target. Take that money and give it to the teachers. Cut administration by 50% as a start.
westernwake1 Jun 3, 9:02 a.m.
So you are against free markets. All the teachers should simply be locked into what minimal amount the state is willing to pay them. And all teachers in the state should be paid the same no matter if they teach in a low-cost rural area or a high-cost urban area (which is why supplemental pay was put into place originally).
I would take the entire supplemental concept a step further to make teacher pay competitive and spark competition for the best teachers across the state. Every county and every city/town should be allowed to provide supplemental pay to teachers, and local residents should directly vote on each proposed supplemental increase. This would enable a race to the top. After all, strong local schools lead to strong local home values.
Grand Union Jun 3, 9:01 a.m.
That would be the ideal but with the State consistantly underfunding education, wealthy counties like Wake have had to step up and take up the slack. Yes this does disadvantage other poorer counties but until the State takes it responsibilities seriously its the best that we can do.
SaysWhoNC Jun 3, 8:26 a.m.
Thank you Commissioners Matthews, Coble, Bryan, and Gianni for your strong leadership.
traviseverette Jun 3, 8:19 a.m.
You don't think the people of Wake County should be able to pay teachers within the county more than the state minimum if they seek to have the best teachers? You do realize this isn't the state giving Wake County teachers more, correct? This is the taxpayers of Wake County electing to do so.
"Screen Name-8/20" Jun 2, 6:47 p.m.
Why should Wake get any more than any other county in the state does?
Equalize it all. Then there will be more assurance that each child within the state is receiving close to the same education as every other student in the state.
AliceBToklas Jun 2, 4:11 p.m.
I would love to see Wake raise the salaries to match Chapel Hill-Carrboro. We have one of the best school districts in the country and while the salaries are not the entire story they are certainly a part of it.
downeast2 Jun 2, 4:02 p.m.
westernwake1 Jun 2, 3:59 p.m.
There are other school systems from neighboring states also holding recruiting fairs in North Carolina. What achieved the significant media attention with the Houston job fair was that they were bold enough to directly place their starting salary in their ad - and use it as the primary recruiting point.
hardsckull22 Jun 2, 3:57 p.m.
NC politicians are so last minute and self serving.
Shuffles24 Jun 2, 3:52 p.m.
nobodyknow420 Jun 2, 3:48 p.m.
This is a joke...have fun in Houston!!! Be sure to write back to your fellow coworkers and tell them how amazing the salary is! I hope all the teachers leave so the government can end up with the uneducated mindless drones they hope to develop from all this political waste.
Not_So_Dumb Jun 2, 3:40 p.m.
$200 you will be expected to spend on supplies for you classroom since that same admin siphons money off for their own pet projects.
OleNCNative Jun 2, 3:31 p.m.
They fear a coming teacher shortage. They want to have the advantage on the other school systems, who are all now scrambling to fill vacant positions before the few remaining teachers are snatched up.
MrMourning Jun 2, 3:28 p.m.
Clowns abound. So let me get this straight. Not 3.5% a year, $200 a year and we are calling it action. Now maybe, just maybe I can trade up to Charmin instead of Scott, maybe. Oh! wait a minute increases in health, taxes and the general cost of living will eat up way more than $200. I might have to settle on leaves. But hey, It was my choice to work with kids. I should just shut up and be glad I am going home with more than and apple.
AliceBToklas Jun 2, 3:10 p.m.
Looks like the turnout for those Houston jobs got someone's attention.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2014-06-24 16:03:36