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Wake County Teachers Waiting On Raises

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RALEIGH — Wake County teachers are wondering what happened to their raises. A much-delayed state budget was approved last month, but the money is not in the mail yet.

Right now, teachers are getting paid on last year's pay schedule. The state delivered the new pay schedule two weeks ago and school systems are busy processing payroll.

Wake County says checks will arrive in teachers' hands in mid-November. The new pay check will arrive with raises, retroactive pay from July 1, and ABC bonuses in the mid-November pay-period.

However, teachers can expect Uncle Sam to take a big bite of that big check. School leaders say it is still less tax than if they cut checks for the ABCs and retroactive pay separately.