Pitt County Schools presented its budget to Pitt County Commissioners Thursday morning.
The district is requesting nearly $2 million in new money. The bulk of it would cover teacher pay raises. The rest would cover staff development and a reduction in the state’s supplemental funding.
Superintendent Ethan Lenker says it’s to stay competitive and hire good teachers.
“That’s teaching positions we want to keep in our classroom, the other part is raises the teachers desperately need, to help recruit and retain the best quality teachers we can in Pitt County, that money, almost all of it is going towards teachers,” explained superintendent Ethan Lenker.
County commissioners are expected to vote after a public hearing on the budget on June 9th.