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Gov. Pat McCrory talks veteran teacher salary during Greensboro visit

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Many gathered at the N.C. Bankers Association to hear Gov. Pat McCrory speak Tuesday.

McCrory said he’s hoping to have more information about potential veteran teacher salary increases in the next two months.

In February, a plan was unveiled by McCrory and legislative leaders that would raise the starting salary for teachers to $35,000 over the course of two years.

New teachers would see a bump of $2,200 next school year, raising base pay from $30,800 annually to $33,000. The starting salary would jump again in 2015, up to $35,000.

It was announced that educators who have worked in the state more than a decade, however, will not see a pay raise yet.

McCrory pointed out that the recent snow storms impacted both income and spending, make state budget a little unsure.

McCrory also addressed the recent coal ash spill in Eden, saying one of the most disturbing aspects of the spill is that the infrastructure under these ponds is unknown.

He says he’s demanded immediate action and an immediate plan.

“Frankly, they should have had a plan a long time ago,” McCrory said.

McCrory says there should be a long-term energy plan in place for North Carolina. He says we “have to have safe, reliable low-cost power.”


  • chucky1992

    I’m still waiting for him to say something profound or meaningful. I am conservative but they are doing the state employees and experienced teachers wrong. Some employees have had their salaries frozen for almost 6 years now and have not received any or very little increases while the cost of living has risen substantially.

  • Jeff Nelson

    As a teacher, I would love it if mccrory could get some thing done. A great start would be unfreezing the pay scale, raising us to the level we should be on, and honoring the commitments made by the state to Its teachers and the commitments made by the teachers to this state. Unfortunately, the realist in me knows that unless Berger and Tillis, who have both made disparaging, demoralizing, and denigrating public comments about both teachers and our profession, have a change of position, anything mccrory says is fluff. and the cynic in me…I live on Kerr lake and I would like to know how he expects anyone to believe that Duke Power’s 1,000,000 campaign donation, his 29 years of service with and undisclosed stock holdings in Duke Power, or his appointment of skavala, a former law crony of Art Pope had nothing to do with any of this. I hope the subpoenas dig deep, I hope they hurt bad, and I hope that Anyone, democrat or republican that had a hand in this goes to jail.

  • Jeff Nelson

    The state pays him 140,000 per year….duke donated 1,000,000….whose public servant do you think he is. Dan Forest 2015!!!

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