(The McDowell News) Sixty educators from around McDowell County squeezed into the Central Office boardroom during Monday night’s monthly Board of Education meeting to show support for Beth Silver, fellow educator and president of the McDowell County chapter of the N.C. Association of Educators.
Silver spoke to the board and Superintendent Gerri Martin about a new procedure affecting the wallets of educators and principals across the county.
Earlier in September, Martin announced that supplement payments teachers and principals usually receive from the county would be given out in two payments instead of one.
According to the school system’s website, supplements range from $825 to $1,025, depending on tenure and advanced degrees.
Normally, supplement payments have been made in one lump sum to educators in October, but the new plan would give them half of their supplement in October and the other half in June.
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