The DeKalb County school board said "yes" Monday to a proposal that will give raises to teachers, principals, media specialists, and other employees.
Superintendent Stephen Green drafted the plan after comparing DeKalb’s pay scale to those of surrounding districts.
“We’ve lost candidates because--money’s not everything-- but it is a determining factor, and someone could go next door and say, ‘I’m going to make $15,000 more,’” Green said.
Every teacher will see a pay increase of at least 2 percent. Those with 7 to 17 years of experience will get the biggest raises.