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Lee County schools' budget at $78.8M; includes 2 percent raise for nonteaching staff


TUPELO, Mississippi — The Lee County School Board has approved a $78.8 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal ( the budget is not expected to require a tax increase.

Included in the budget is $400,000 for technology needs, including networking upgrades, wireless access and computers.

The district also spent an additional $235,000 to give all non-teaching personnel a 2 percent pay raise. That is for all positions except teachers — including custodians, teacher assistants, bus drivers, administrators and central office personnel, among others.

Teachers will receive a $1,500 pay raise from a new state law.

To cut costs, the district will not fill five positions throughout the district that were vacated after the past school year. That includes four classroom teachers and one academic coach.

Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal,

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