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Do you agree with the BOE's decision to give every school employee a one-time 1 percent pay adjustment?


henrystamm henrystamm: November 16, 2013 8:02 a.m.

I would if all the administrators and managers or Supervisors get a 25% decrease in pay. They are doing an horrendous job and wasting out hard earned tax money.

shaftedcitizen: November 16, 2013 2:23 p.m.

If one county employee gets a pay raise or adjustment then all county employees should.

dawgs14: November 17, 2013 8:22 a.m.

Teachers are not "county employees". Their money comes from the state and county school taxes. County employees' pay comes from the regular county tax or millage. Two different pots of money. And by the way, this little bit of money, while much appreciated by the teachers, is coming from the school system's existing budget. The county actually raised property taxes and still can't give anything to employees.

kimjyoung: November 17, 2013 2:52 p.m.

It's funny how some people can report on a topic and not do a little research to get all the facts. Yes the teachers are getting a 1 time 1% pay adjustment. However, teachers have not had a raise since around 2007. Have had to loose pay due to cut backs. What most people and reporters don't understand is teachers give no matter how their pay is effected. The next time a child doesn't have paper, pencils, a binder or lunch money should we not provide them with it. It's not our "job", we don't get paid to provide this, but we do it because we care about our students. We're not their parents, but it seems like it sometimes. So the average teacher is getting about $400.00 before taxes. I'm sure most teachers spend way more than that every year on someone else's child. I would welcome the reporter of this article to come spend a week in my classroom. So many people don't have a clue what is expect of us. Thank you to the Board of Education for this small token. We all appreciate it so much.

missp: November 17, 2013 5:02 p.m.

I definitely didn't become a teacher with the dreams of being financially rich. But my life is much RICHER because of the students that I've been honored to teach! This "writer" has no idea of what the average teacher faces each day! Out of the 23 students in my class, only 4 of them are on grade level! It is a lot of work to bring children that are on a first grade level up to third grade level so that they can pass a test. Because if they don't pass, the next story Covington News will put out is that we are failing the students! My friend and I have spent numerous days working until 8 p.m. planning lessons just to make sure our students are getting all that they need! And not one time did we complain about not getting paid for the extra hours! Every night, I take work home! Each weekend, I spend hours planning for the next week and grading papers when I should be spending time with my children and husband. I'm no martyr but I understand that the future of my students depends on what I put in to them! And I WILL NOT FAIL THEM!! No, a bonus will not make me work harder because for what I do, no amount of money will ever compare. But I am grateful that SOMEONE appreciates my hard work! So, thank you to Samantha Fuhrey and the board of education for recognizing our hard work! I'm going to take my bonus and buy school lunch for my students so they don't have to eat peanut butter sandwiches. I'm going to buy paper, pencils, glue sticks, and erasers so my children can turn in quality work. And I'm going to keep enriching the lives of my children. I love what I do and there is nothing else I'd rather be doing!

bonnieelaine: November 18, 2013 9:15 a.m.

they should be ashamed of only giving 1% and then bragging about this as if it is a great reward. This is less than $10.00 per week, before taxes, for most employeees, then nothing for the next year.

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