Employee pay raise proposed by Guilford Co. Schools superintendent

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Guilford County Schools Superintendent Mo Green presented his budget to school board members Thursday night, including a 1 percent pay increase for all school employees except himself.

The budget take into account $5.2 million in expected state cuts and $5 million for expected increases in operating cost. Green is asking Guilford County commissioners for $9.8 million to help pay for the expected state cuts, increase in operating cost and the salary increase.

Green calls for cuts to central office and, if needed, increase class size by .25 students. That would eliminate 23 teaching positions.

Overall, the proposed budget is $626 million.

The school board will discuss the proposed budget in workshops and plan public hearings before voting and sending the budget to county commissioners by May 15.