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DPI publishes 2014 teacher salary schedule; confusion over longevity pay lingers

Posted By Lindsay Wagner On August 7, 2014 @ 10:33 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Now that Gov. McCrory has signed the 2014 state budget into law, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction published the 2014 Public Schools Salary Schedule this evening, which includes teachers’ salaries as well as salaries for instructional support staff, principals, and other administrators and other public school personnel.

Click here to see the salary schedule –> Fiscal Year 2014-2015 N.C. Public School Salary Schedules [1]

There’s been a lot of confusion surrounding how much teachers and other educators should expect to earn next year [2], and whether or not longevity pay is something that everyone will continue to see in their paychecks –just lumped together with their regular salary — as lawmakers promised.

In 2014, teachers should see their first substantial pay raises in six years — an average 7 percent raise, according to GOP lawmakers who crafted the budget deal approved last week.

But it’s not a 7 percent pay raise across the board — early career teachers, those in their first ten years on the job, will see the largest pay raises, ranging from 7 percent to as high as 19 percent.

Veteran teachers should expect to see much smaller pay raises, with those in their 30th year of teaching seeing the smallest– 0.3 percent.

Still lingering is the question of whether or not veteran National Board certified teachers who also have advanced degrees will actually see a pay decrease thanks to the math on all of this — some say by their calculations [2], they won’t get a longevity pay bump next year, so their expected wages will actually go down in 2014.

But there’s a hold harmless clause in the state budget that prevents any teacher from seeing a decrease in pay. Whether or not that’s properly reflected in the published salary schedule remains unclear, and officials at the Department of Public Instruction could not be reached for comment.

Are you a teacher? Does the math in the published teacher salary schedule [1] add up to what lawmakers promised here [3]? Let me know at lindsay@ncpolicywatch.com


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URLs in this post:

[1] Fiscal Year 2014-2015 N.C. Public School Salary Schedules: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/fbs/finance/salary/schedules/2014-15schedules.pdf

[2] confusion surrounding how much teachers and other educators should expect to earn next year: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/08/05/state-lawmakers-education-plan-comes-up-short-for-veteran-teachers-cuts-critical-areas-of-support-for-the-classroom/

[3] what lawmakers promised here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/txo6adz1upfzzc8/Teacher%20Salary%20Schedule.pdf

[4] No permanent pay raises for assistant principals in state budget : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/08/13/no-permanent-pay-raises-for-assistant-principals-in-state-budget/

[5] Ten Reasons why Educators dislike the state budget : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/07/31/ten-reasons-why-educators-dislike-the-state-budget/

[6] Is the Senate’s teacher pay plan a clever way to keep teachers from retiring with pensions? : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/06/06/is-the-senates-teacher-pay-plan-a-clever-way-to-keep-teachers-from-retiring-with-pensions/

[7] NC teacher has lost $11,360 in salary since 2007 : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/04/30/nc-teacher-has-lost-11360-in-salary-since-2007/

[8] The quick and dirty on Gov. McCrory’s teacher pay plan : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/07/the-quick-and-dirty-on-gov-mccrorys-teacher-pay-plan/

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