The Gloucester School Board met Tuesday night in the T.C. Walker Education Center auditorium for its regular monthly meeting, during which its members voted to delay tonight’s previously scheduled budget work session to Thursday, March 24, since the board will review the budget with supervisors next Tuesday night at their joint meeting.
Heather Lucas, chief financial officer for Gloucester County Public Schools, presented options to the school board for the salary and benefit increases.
The first option includes a 5 percent raise for teachers; 6.4 to 6.7 percent increase for paraprofessionals ($13.75 starting hourly rate), 6.3-11 percent for groundskeepers ($13.75 starting rate), 10.1 percent for office associates ($13.50 starting rate), 8.4-15.5 percent increase for custodians ($12.50 starting rate), a 10.7 percent ($12.20 starting rate) for bus assistants, and 5 percent increase for all other employees.
Option two would provide a 5.6 percent increase for all employees, with...
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