Raleigh, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday that he plans to roll out a "major education announcement" in Greensboro on Wednesday that will address long-term issues and focus on rewarding teachers for good work.
"After months of work, tomorrow we will announce a plan that rewards teachers, focuses on students and addresses the long term,” McCrory said in a statement.
The governor and legislative leaders announced in February a plan to commit about $200 million over the next two years to raise pay for starting teachers from $30,800 a year to $35,000.
The governor plans to join educators, state and local officials and business leaders at North Carolina A&T State University for the 10 a.m. announcement.
Four hours later, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will join Sen. Jerry Tillman, R-Randolph, chief education budget writer in the Senate, in Raleigh to "unveil a new fund to supplement teacher pay in North Carolina public schools."
Watch McCrory and Forest's announcements live on WRAL.com at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Forest's announcement will follow a meeting of the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee, where legislation creating the fund will be rolled out.