FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Some of the most important people in the Fayetteville community could soon see an increase in pay.
Superintendent Matthew Wendt has recommended raising teacher pay by $3,000 and hourly salaries by an average of 3.5 percent.
In total, it would cost the district a little more than $2 million to increase the salaries of every teacher. Annual raises due to experience and education levels will also still take place.
The school board will consider the recommendation at its monthly meeting next week.
The boost in teacher pay would take the salary for a beginning teacher with a bachelor’s degree and no experience to a little more than $45,000 per year.
A teacher with a doctorate and 30-years of experience would earn a little more than $74,000.