Leon County School Board Approves 2014 Budget

By: Garin Flowers Email
By: Garin Flowers Email

The Leon County School Board signs off on its budget for the upcoming school year that comes with a pay raise for teachers.

The $434 million budget is a three million dollar decrease from last year's budget.

Superintendent of Schools Jackie Pons said he's happy to have that as a part of the approved number.

"I'm very happy that we're able to give pay increases. Our teachers and our support staff, they've gone years without any pay increases, because we didn't get them from the legislature, so I thank the legislature this year for providing us some dollars so were able to give some pay increases," Pons said.

According to Pons, since 2008 they've seen a reduction of $110 million in their budget, so they've had to make strict cuts, but have not cut any teacher positions.

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