Lawmakers release the biennium budget, with votes coming this week

By November 16, 2021 News

State lawmakers released their compromise budget yesterday. They are expected to vote on the budget this week. View the conference committee report.

Big budget news for charter schools

The budget includes big news for charter schools. For instance, it holds public school units harmless for drops in 2021-22 enrollment. A press release from Senator Berger outlines additional budget highlights, which include:

  • “A 5% pay raise for most state employees and an average 5% pay raise for teachers over the biennium.

  • A $2,800 bonus to most teachers using federal funds.

  • [An] additional $1.5 billion above the base budget over the biennium in recurring funds for K-12 education.”

Be on the lookout for an invitation to a Legislative Update from the Coalition’s Government Relations Team.

Read more about the budget from EdNC.