By Gary Lloyd
The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday approved a pay raise for all Trussville City Schools teachers, faculty and staff for the 2013-2014 school year.
The 1 percent pay raise approved by the school board comes on the heels of the Alabama Senate approving a 2 percent pay raise for K-12 education employees last month.
The 1 percent pay raise will go into effect July 1, said Trussville City Schools Superintendent Pattie Neill.
The 2 percent pay raise would equate to $471,000 and includes state funding for earned teacher units and local monies for the additional local teacher units that are above the state minimum earned units, Neill said.
The 1 percent pay raise the board approved equates to 5,638 and is all Trussville City Schools funding, Neill said.
Board President Bill Roberts said he spoke with Finance Director Jim Kirkland, who told him the pay raise was a “great idea.” Board member Sid McNeal called the vote a “step in the right direction.”
Board member Danny Garrett said approving the pay raise comes as a “commitment” the board made a long time ago. The school system formed in 2005, and board members said this is the first time the board has approved a pay raise for employees.
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