HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Two local school districts are proposing pay raises for employees.
At Wednesday's Hampton City School Board meeting, the 2023 Superintendent’s Recommended Budget was presented.
The proposed budget included a five percent pay raise for all full-time staff and the majority of part-time positions. It will include no increase to the employee portion of healthcare premiums, a $7.9 million investment.
The budget also includes adjustments to the teacher salary scale and other support staff positions. It has proposed a starting teacher salary for the 2022-2023 school year of $51,000 (bachelors) and $53,600 (masters in the field) with a sign-on bonus of $750 after taxes.
Hampton isn't the only school district proposing a pay raise. In Norfolk, the Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools has proposed a budget that includes a six percent pay raise for teachers.
The proposed budget makes note of an ongoing shortage in the Commonwealth - acknowledging the difficulties for teachers during the pandemic.
Norfolk's proposed budget also offers bonuses, incentives, and stipends. Plus, it also includes incentives for bus drivers.