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Johnston School Board Rules On Teachers' Raises, Nonprofits

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. — There is some good news for teachers in Johnston County.

At its Tuesday meeting, the school board decided to increase the supplement pay teachers receive by one-half percent. The money will come out of the district's savings fund. Custodians and facilities services workers are also getting a raise.

The school board also put off a decision on whether to charge all organizations that use the schools after hours. Currently, some non-profit groups can use the schools for free. The issue was tabled until September.

The board will ask that the county commissioners pay for the excess utility costs, so the non-profits will not have to pay.

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