Cumberland pledges to pay teacher bonuses

Posted August 13, 2008 4:36 p.m. EDT

— The Cumberland County school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to use local funds to pay teacher bonuses that got cut at the state level.

Teachers whose students exceeded benchmarks on standardized tests will receive $1,053 from the state this year, short of the usual $1,500. Cumberland County has committed to make up the difference for local teachers.