Virginia Beach teachers might not see part of raises

Posted at 5:01 PM, Jul 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 19:22:05-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – An email sent to school employees Wednesday notified them that they might not see part of a 3.34% raise.

City Council approved the raises in May, but due to a potential state revenue shortfall, it’s possible teachers won’t get 1.34% of the raise – they’ve already gotten 2% of the planned raise.

The budget picture should become clearer later this summer.

Other city employees aren’t affected because more state money is used for the school system, according to a city spokesman.

Lauren Nolasco, the Director of Communications for the school system, said the budgeting office will be continuing to monitor the situation.

City Councilman John Moss wrote on Facebook that he’ll be “exploring ways to keep the faith with folks who do very heavy lifting everyday to give our most precious resource a bright and limitless future.”