Leon County Schools approves a $653 million budget including raises for staff
The Leon County School Board approved a $653 million budget Tuesday night. That’s a $92 million increase from last year.
The budget includes more funding for workforce development and charter schools. The district also approved increases to hourly employees’ wages. Superintendent Rocky Hanna said he thinks the pay bumps are a good step forward.
“I’m very proud of what’s in the budget this year for salary increases for both instructional and non instructional people," Hanna said.
Every hourly employee will receive an increase of at least one dollar per hour. Kitchen staff and route supervisors, will see $3 added to their hourly rate.