Several Barrow County School System employees can look forward to a raise in January. The Board of Education approved changes to its salary schedule at its Oct. 6 meeting.
The board approved amending its budget $723,000 to fix shortcomings in its current salary schedule. Part of this money will be used for salary increases for teachers and paraprofessionals to make BCSS more competitive with surrounding districts.
The new pay schedule will also correct inequities throughout the district, based on the recent findings of a salary schedule study.
All district employees that are currently paid less than the new schedule indicates will receive a raise.
No back pay will be offered. District employees that are currently paid more than the new schedule indicates will have their salaries “frozen” until the schedule catches up.