Teacher raises to begin in July

Escambia board approves 4 percent hike

School personnel will receive a state-mandated 4 percent raise after the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education voted to approve starting the pay raise this month at it's meeting on Thursday, June 27.

Chief Financial Officer Julie Madden told board members the unreserved fund balance of $12.88 million which equates to 4.12 months of operating reserve. She said financials had been reconciled through May 31, 2019.

“As we get into the summer months, when we are doing the summer maintenance, we do expect to be spending more, so that number will continue to go down a little bit,” said Madden.

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