FCPS Teachers and Staff to Receive 5% Salary Increase
All teachers and staff at Fauquier County Public Schools will receive five-percent raises next school year, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Fauquier School Board and Board of Supervisors. The two boards agreed on compensation funding Thursday afternoon.
"We are very pleased to announce this well-deserved salary increase for our staff, and appreciate the Board of Supervisors for working with us to make it happen," said School Board Chair Donna Grove.
The compensation increase comes at a total cost of $5.66 million, funded through a combination of state compensation supplement, county contribution, and the school division’s carryover funds. In addition to the 5% increase, funds will be provided for market adjustments for certain employee groups in order to address market compression issues.
“I’m very happy for our folks. They deserve this raise and so much more. What we have witnessed over the past 15 months is just how special our staff is. We are extremely fortunate," said Superintendent Dr. David Jeck. "I want to thank all of the members of the Board of Supervisors, School Board, and Paul McCulla for working together in order to make this happen. They clearly support our mission.”
The Fauquier County Board of Supervisors will vote formally at their June 10 meeting. According to County Administrator, Paul McCulla,“I expect, based upon discussions among Board of Supervisors members, that the funding needed for the increase will be approved.”