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Proposed school budget includes teacher raise


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 22, 2019 - 8:22 PM

A $220 million proposed budget for the Coweta County School System’s 2020 fiscal year includes a $3,000 raise for certified teachers.

The budget also includes a 2.5 percent increase in pay for classified employees and salary steps for certified and classified employees, where due.

After it was introduced at the Coweta County Board of Education’s May 14 meeting, the budget was reviewed at the first of two workshops held by the school board Tuesday. A second budget workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at 237 Jackson Street in Newnan.

The school system operates on a fiscal year that begins July 1 and ends June 30. The school board is expected to consider tentative approval of a 2020 budget at its regular monthly board meeting June 11, and final adoption at a called meeting June 25.

Budget workshops allow board members to review projected expenditures and expenses for the upcoming year. The meetings are open to the public.

The proposed 2020 budget also would fund new teaching positions system-wide, fully fund an anticipated increase in the school system’s contributions to the state Teacher Retirement System, provide an increase in the school system’s matching contributions to the Communities In Schools program and would otherwise maintain the current student calendar of 180 instructional days and the current instructional program for students.

To view budget information and other financial documents, visit the Coweta County School System website at www.cowetaschools.net .