March 14, 2014
Valley teachers got some bad news in the mail. Rockingham County gave teachers a heads up that they might not be able to get their expected four-percent raise.
This is in response to the states inability to produce a budget. Not to mention that the school board got $650,000 less than they asked for from the county.
Teachers aren't happy and say the legislature should simply do its job. "We feel like we are working extremely hard and doing the best we can to bring a quality education, a public education to our students, and we simply are asking these politicians to do what they are supposed to do," says Eric Baylor, a history teacher at Spotswood High School.
Board members say that even when the budget is finalized, they aren't sure if they will get the money they need to give teachers a four-percent raise.