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4 percent raise likely for Newport News teachers after compromise

Newport News teachers

A compromise on the raise was reached during a meeting Tuesday between the city’s mayor and city manager and the school board president and acting superintendent, WAVY’s Brett Hall reports.

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The deal still needs to be approved by both the school board and the city council. The school board already requested $3.7 million from the city for the raises back on March 27, but had not been able to get the funding approved.

City Budget Director Lisa Cipriano said during an April 10 meeting that the school district had “sufficient funds” in its budget to pay for the raises itself.

This story will be updated.

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