Earlier this year, the school board set aside about $15 million in its budget for the raises. The district’s administration decided this week how to allocate that money.
Substitute teachers will not see raises, Superintendent Erroll Davis said at a board meeting earlier this month. And the district has allocated another $1.5 million in federal Race to the Top grant funds for teacher bonuses under a performance pay program.
At this month’s board meeting, district officials discussed using part of the $15 million—about $2-3 million—to convert hourly bus drivers to salaried drivers. It’s unclear if that proposal was also approved by the administration.