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Saturday, May 18, 2013

County Approves Employee Raises; Bus Contractors Get Lower Amount

SNOW HILL -- Worcester County employees and teachers will get a raise in the upcoming fiscal year, but it likely will not be what they were hoping for.

During budget deliberations on Tuesday, the County Commissioners began a line-by-line inspection of the fiscal year 2014 to close the estimated $7 million gap between requested expenditures and anticipated revenue and naturally the conversation eventually came around to salary increases for county employees, teachers and school bus drivers.

On the table was an across-the-board 2.5-percent salary increase for all county employees including teachers, but after considerable debate, the commissioners voted for the two-percent increase option.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the county run their own school bus service. It will be cheaper in the long run and less head aches with the bus contractors.