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Amended school budget adopted

Mathews teachers and all other full-time school employees will receive a 12 percent raise, plus a step on the salary scale, once the 2019-2020 school year begins on July 1.

The Mathews County School Board made it official this week, approving its amended budget during Tuesday night’s meeting in the Mathews High School media center.

The $16.855 million budget also includes a librarian/media specialist for Thomas Hunter Middle School, a position that was cut a decade ago, as well as an additional special education teacher for the middle school. Other adjustments made included moving the gifted education specialist from part-time to full-time and extending the technology teacher’s contract from 11 months to 12 months, to allow for required state reporting duties.

The newly adopted budget also provides for some increases in coaching supplements and increased physical therapy and occupational therapy contract lines, including contracted speech therapy services.


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