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Charleston Co. school board consider budget

Charleston County School District board members go over budget reading. Charleston County School District board members go over budget reading.
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston County School Board will meet Monday night to consider final approval of the 2013 school year budget, which calls for teacher salary raises.

The meeting will be held at the school district headquarters on Calhoun Street at 5:15 p.m.

If the budget is approved, teacher salary raises would include a two-step increase in addition to a 2% cost of living adjustment.

The total cost of the raises is around $12 million. The proposed budget would also mean no immediate increase to taxpayers.

Other factors in the budget call for improvements in literacy instruction and increased resources for schools, including investments in the substitute teacher pool and other key positions as well.

This is the fourth year in a row the school budget has not included a tax increase.

District Superintendent Dr. Nancy McGinley said the main goal with this year's budget is to keep talent and expand literacy instruction.

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