Beginning teachers now start at $35,000 (with no planned raise for the next five years). Funding for Teaching Assistants and Driver’s Education survived the final budget cuts.
About Bill Fletcher
Bill Fletcher is a member of the Wake County Board of Education.
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Can you say “smooth school opening” again? The Wake transportation folks cranked up bus service for 80,000 riders with minimal problems.
By the end of August, more than 159,000 students will attend our public schools and will be riding buses and engaging in learning and growing.
Tell me who will take their college degree and accept a position at $35K with a promise of NO RAISE for five years?
Current talk in the Senate will limit the total spending increase to 2.5% with no raises identified for support staff and established teachers. Where will it end?
Can we afford to dismiss our responsibility to pay competitive salaries to teachers and staff just because the legislature chooses not to? This is a conversation that all Wake citizens should weigh in on. How would you answer the question?
Wake County provides transportation every day to more than 80,000 students. Current costs average at $800 per student on a yellow bus – or $2.22 per trip per student to and from school.
Your school district’s top priority is the safety of its students. The Snow Decision Team includes senior administrators, school principals and folks who actually drive the roads to assess current or potential dangers.
Wake is still the nation’s leader in the number of Nationally Board Certified teachers. Recently, 90 WCPSS teachers earned what is widely considered the “gold standard” in teaching – certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
The first public joint meeting between the county commission and school board will occur on Monday, January 26, 2015. While the agenda has not been finalized, expect discussion on collaboration and coordination of school and county services for greater effectiveness.