Want to see how this NCGA values its teachers, especially its veterans?
Below is the proposed salary schedule released last June 2019-2020. Since it is part of the vetoed budget that Phil Berger and Tim Moore have never compromised upon, it is not in effect.
But what if it did.
For the first 15 years of a career in NC, a teacher will receive a 1,000 raise for each year. It will go from $35,000 to $50,000.
In Years 16-20, a teacher will make $50,500 – each year. No raises within that time. And a $500 raise overall compared to Year 15.
In Years 21-24, a teacher will make $51,500 – each year. No raises within that time. That’s a $1,500 raise compared to Year 15 and a $1,000 raise compared to Year 20.
In Years 25+, a teacher will make $52,600 – for the rest of his/her career.
Granted, that schedule may change in the next year or years, but it proves one thing: this NCGA does not value veteran teachers.
Look at that proposed salary schedule above just based on raises.
And just today, October 23, the NCGA Senate endorsed a bill to allow only for step increases to take effect from the 2018-2019 salary schedule.
Not even up to the salary schedule that was proposed by the same body four months ago.
Now consider there is no longer longevity pay and that all teachers now coming into the profession in NC will be on an “A” certificate because of the removal of graduate pay.
And the consider this.
This NCGA continues to throw mud in the faces of veteran teachers.