Va. Beach schools superintendent pushes for salary increases

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach Public Schools could get more money to work with, if the superintendent has his way.

Superintendent Aaron Spence is asking the city for almost $690 million for the school system’s 2015-16 fiscal year. The amount may seem like a lot, but it’s actually less than the 2014-15 proposed budget.

Last year, the school board submitted a proposed budget of $705 million.

Also Included in Tuesday’s presentation was an overview of how low salaries are forcing some teachers in the resort city to leave. Because of that, Spence said city leadership should work to raise employee salaries by five percent.

Related Link: Full text of Superintendent Spence’s presentation

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