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Teacher pay won't be reduced
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A decision by the State Board of Education to give school districts more power to determine teacher pay has left many local educators wondering what to expect when it comes to their paycheck.The decision, reached June 21, has resulted in widespread speculation about what will happen to the local pay scale. Director of Schools Bobby Cox says nothing will change for the upcoming school year and there will be no pay decreases at all.“What they are earning now cannot be reduced by law,” said Cox. “This will be an opportunity for teachers to earn extra money, but we have to work within our budget.”Cox said this is a topic that’s sure to dominate School Board discussions for the coming year.