Wake County Schools

Wake County educators ask lawmakers to protect jobs, boost minimum wage to $15/hour for all

Posted February 16, 2021 5:37 p.m. EST
Updated February 17, 2021 5:50 p.m. EST

Wake County Public School System

— The Wake County Public School System’s Division of Principals and Assistant Principals has identified a list of legislative priorities they would like Gov. Roy Cooper and other local lawmakers to address.

In a letter sent Tuesday, the division board highlighted five action items.

  1. They are asked educator jobs not be cut due to a decline in enrollment related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. They asked for a $15 per hour minimum wage for all school employees.
  3. Wake County educators want school calendars to align with community colleges where many students are dual enrolled.
  4. The division also seeks to change the A-F school grading scale to better reflect student growth.
  5. They want teacher preparedness programs to focus on culturally responsive teaching practices to better prepare them to serve diverse communities.
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