Williamson County commissioners to vote on proposed wage hike for teachers, staff

The Williamson County Commission will vote Feb. 14 on whether to give teachers and staff mid-year raises. In this photo, Williamson County’s board of education discusses the proposal Jan. 18. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Williamson County Commission will vote Feb. 14 on whether to give teachers and staff mid-year raises. In this photo, Williamson County’s board of education discusses the proposal Jan. 18. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Williamson County Commission will vote Feb. 14 on whether to give teachers and staff mid-year raises. In this photo, Williamson County’s board of education discusses the proposal Jan. 18. (Martin Cassidy/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Williamson County Board of Commissioners will vote Feb. 14 on measures to keep teachers and other staff with the district and fund an expanded faculty driven by growth.

The measures include a mid-year 3% raise for all teachers and a $1 an hour pay increase for all hourly staff at a cost of $3.9 million through the end of fiscal year 2021-22.

Another $3.4 million is being requested to pay salary and benefits for 44 already on the payroll regular and special education teachers due to unexpected growth.

If approved by the Williamson County Commission, the raises would be effective retroactive to Feb. 1 with the pay increase showing up in Feb. 28 paychecks.

The Williamson County Board of Education approved the mid-year raise 10-0 at its Jan. 18 meeting.


The commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Williamson County Administrative Complex, 1320 W. Main St., Franklin.

The meeting can also be viewed online here.
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