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Pay raise for Florence teachers

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Teachers will soon start seeing more money in their pay checks. The Florence City School Board passed a two-percent pay increase that lawmakers passed in the recent legislative session.

Florence City School officials said the last raise for teachers and staff members happened in 2007.

Superintendent of Florence City Schools, Janet Womack, said the raise is a step in the right direction for future acts from lawmakers to help raise the value for educators in the state.

Dr. Womack said a teacher's job continues well past the school day so seeing their work get recognized on any level is a motivation for all.

"By far it's the most unrecognized profession that's out there is the value of the educator in the classroom and how they contribute, but it's also a launch pad for every other career that exists, no body becomes a doctor or lawyer or worker in a store or anything else unless they've been impacted by an educator," said Womack.

The Florence City School Board also approved raises for contract principals, and both the superintendent and assistant superintendent as well.

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