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More money for teachers may help to keep good teachers in Wake County.

Under the proposal, a teacher who has spent less than five years on the job would receive a pay increase of nearly $900 a year. A teacher who has more than 30 years of experience would receive an additional $2,250.


The pay increases are made possible by $16 million that was provided by Wake County commissioners to supplement the teacher salaries set by the state. It is intended to combat teacher turnover problems and hard-to-fill positions.