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Prince George's County Teachers Could Get Raises for First Time in a Decade

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    Prince George's Teachers to Receive Pay Raise

    Many Prince George's County teachers, principals and support staff haven't seen a salary increase since the economic downturn 10 years ago. Now, they are finally set to receive raises. News4's Derrick Ward explains. (Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019)

    For the first time in a decade, public school teachers in Prince George's County, Maryland, could receive a pay bump.

    Prince George's County Public Schools interim CEO Dr. Monica Goldson announced a plan to restore raises on Tuesday.

    Many teachers, principals and support staff had their pay frozen in 2009 when the county was in an economic downturn.

    Employees whose raises were frozen would receive a restorative salary increase over the next three years and all eligible employees would receive a 3 percent salary increase and annual cost of living adjustments.

    The $46 million dollars needed for the plan would come from state funding and nearly $20 million in cuts from across the school system. Goldson says none of the cuts would impact resources in the classroom.

    The county council is set to vote on the proposal in early June.

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