Scottsdale Unified School District recommending across the board pay raises

- Scottsdale Unified School District is recommending across-the-board pay raises for its staff members, as part of its 2018-2019 Maintenance and Operations budget.

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, school officials said the final budget proposal will include a 10% increase for teachers, an $8 a day increase for substitutes, a 4% increase for hourly employees, including bus drivers, health assistants and other select, classified staff, and 1% for administrators. In addition, the plan will increase the yearly pay for first-year teachers from $36,593 to $41,320, fund the hiring of four additional school security officers, and create "longevity stipends" for bus drivers.

SUSD officials say they are set to present its final budget proposal to the Governing Board on June 12, and a vote to adopt the budget will take place on June 26.

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