Clayton school budget calls for teacher raises

Clayton County Schools will hold a series of public hearings June 2 on the proposed 2014-15 budget.

The $530.9 million budget includes a 3 percent pay raise for all full-time employees and a one-time 1 percent bonus for all full-time employees employed as of July 1, 2014. With more money coming from the state and an increase in property tax collections, the district says it’s time to start “restoring some of the many cuts that have negatively impacted the district’s ability to provide a globally competitive education to students.”

The tentative budget was approved May 19 and the final vote is expected June 23 at the 6 p.m. meeting. The hearings will be held in the board room at the district’s headquarters, 1058 Fifth Avenue in Jonesboro.

Public hearings are scheduled June 2 as follows:

10:30 a.m. – Hearing on proposed teacher salaries.

11:00 a.m. – Hearing for public input on the budget.

5:00 p.m. - Hearing on proposed teacher salaries.

5:30 p.m. – Hearing for public input on the budget.

For more information, visit www.clayton.k12.ga.us