Hampton schools include a 5% staff increase and teacher pay adjustments in the proposed budget

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – Officials at Hampton City Schools are proposing a 5% pay rise for all staff and an increase in teachers’ salaries as part of the proposed 2023 budget.

School administrators presented the budget at a Hampton School Board meeting on Wednesday. The school department sent out a press release Thursday with budget “highlights.”

These highlights include:

  • A 5% pay increase for all full-time and most part-time employees in the division.
  • No increase in employee share of health premiums
  • Adjustments to teacher salaries and some support staff positions (in addition to a 5% increase), such as:
    • Steps 0-9 add $475
    • Steps 10-14 add $950
    • Steps 15-19 add $1,425
    • Steps 20-24 add $1,900
    • Steps 25-29 add $3,200
    • Keep step 30
  • The starting salary for teachers is $51,000 for bachelor’s graduates and $53,600 for master’s graduates. There is a sign up bonus of $750 after tax.
  • New positions such as teachers, teacher specialists, teaching assistants, school safety officers
  • Raising the minimum wage to $12 on July 1st.

There will be a public hearing on the schools’ budget on March 9-16 at 6:30 p.m. at Jones Magnet Middle School. The board votes on March 23.

View the full proposed budget here.

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Russell Falcon

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