Wake NCAE members plan to show up at today's school board meeting "to emphasize the dire need to invest in one of Wake County’s most valuable assets – public school employees."
NCAE members will wear green during the Wake County school board's public hearing on Superintendent Tony Tata's budget proposal, which calls for a 1 percent pay raise for teachers, a $500 one-time bonus for other employees and a $8.8 million funding increase from county commissioners. It's unclear from the NCAE media advisory whether they're supporting Tata's budget or think he's not asking for enough.
The NCAE media advisory is also pointing the recently released Carolina Issues Poll, where 67 percent of respondents said that teachers deserve more pay.
"Educators are counting on the public’s support as they urge the Wake County School Board and County Commission to invest in WCPSS staff with a raise in supplement pay for teachers and bonuses for all other employees," according to the advisory.
NCAE says it supports Tata's budget proposal. But the group would like a larger pay raise and a larger funding increase from the county.