GREENSBORO, NC (WTVD) — At a press conference Wednesday at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, Gov. Pat McCrory announced major education initiatives that will include more money for teachers and state employees.
During the presser, McCrory introduced the “Career Pathways for Teachers” framework, which comes as a follow up to an announcment he made in February that he would work to increase the base pay for North Carolina teachers to $35,000.
Raises for veteran teachers is the first step of the framework. Teachers in steps 8-12 will receive increases ranging from 2.8 to 4.3 percent. Teachers in steps 13-36 will average a pay hike of 2 percent.
Beyond these raises, “Career Pathways for Teachers” establishes a pay structure that allows teachers to significantly increase their compensation beyond their base pay.
There are three fundamental pillars to the pay structure includes a professional pay schedule, which enables teachers to earn more money earlier in their careers with significant compensation increase opportunities on three-year cycles to be fully implemented by 2018.