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Posted on: May 14, 2019

STATEMENT - COUNCIL RESPONDS TO INTERIM SCHOOLS CEO EMPLOYEE SALARY STEP RESTORATION PLAN

The Prince George’s County Schools Interim CEO, Dr. Monica Goldson, has announced a multi-year, $46.5 million proposal to restore recession-related salary cuts to support nearly 8,300 school employees.  Scheduled step increases for school staff have remained frozen over the last ten years.   

The Prince George’s County Council supports Prince George’s County Schools funding, including operational, formula and construction spending.  The proposed salary step restoration plan would be supported with funding from the State Kirwan Commission and nearly $20 million in school system cuts, none impacting classroom resources.  

 The Council welcomes Dr. Goldson’s efforts to address this longstanding issue for dedicated school employees who have continued to serve the system and its students, despite fiscal challenges.

 As the County’s fiscal authority, and in consideration of the current Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Review Process, the County Council will perform its due diligence and conduct a fiscal impact analysis of the salary step restoration proposal on the Board of Education Budget.  

 

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