NC Budget Boosts Teacher Pay in Rural Counties

North Carolina lawmakers included a new $100 million fund in the state budget to provide a teacher supplement assistance fund to enable less affluent counties in rural areas to compete with urban counties that have a larger tax base to provide teachers with higher supplemental pay. Lawmakers made the new teacher supplement assistance fund recurring so it will be funded at $100 million each year – ensuring long-term support and certainty for the teachers and counties.

Author: Mike Jackson