Valdosta City School board members vote on increasing salaries - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Valdosta City School board members vote on increasing salaries

The board members will be voting on pay raises. (Source: WALB) The board members will be voting on pay raises. (Source: WALB)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Tuesday night, Valdosta Board of Education members are making decisions that could affect paychecks for all employees. 

The board members will be voting on pay raises. 

Potentially, every employee that works for the school system could be getting a pay raise. 

According to the superintendent, the board will have 4 separate votes on pay raises. 

Governor Deal approved a 2% increase for all certified employees, but Board of Education members are voting to expand that pay raise.

The first vote will be to increase ALL school system employees salaries by 2%.

The second vote will be to increase the pay for paraprofessionals by 2%. 

The third vote will vote to increase post season compensation, which rewards coaches for post-season games and wins. 

The final vote will be to increase annual bonuses by 10%. 

If these votes pass, more than 1,100 employees will see an increase in their paychecks. 

The superintendent said it's years of hard work and discussion that have made these proposals possible.

"We're just very appreciative of our finance department. This district has been very frugal and very solvent for many years and that we're able to do this for our employees," said Dr. William Cason, Valdosta City Schools Superintendent, "Again, this is all contingent on board approval."

School board members will vote during their meeting tonight at 7:00. 

To pass, each proposal needs a majority vote. 

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved. 

Report an error Submit a tip to WALB News 10

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:18:57 GMT
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)

    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

    More >>

    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

    More >>
  • Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:41:09 GMT
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)

    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

    More >>

    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

    More >>
  • Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:38:36 GMT
    Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)

    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

    More >>

    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly