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Budget calls for Forsyth County Schools employees to get raises
For the fourth year in a row, Forsyth County school taxes are expected to remain the same and Forsyth County Schools employees are likely to receive a step increase, according to the initial 2018 budget that was presented to the Board of Education Tuesday. In addition to the step increase, the $404.9 million spending plan includes a 2 percent pay increase for all employees, the third year in a row salaries would be increased if approved in June before the fiscal year begins on July 1. As has been consistent in years past, 88.9 percent of the total expenditures projected for next year will be spent on salaries and benefits, with 72.96 percent being funneled toward teachers.