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Increasing FCPS teacher, staff salaries should be a priority

April 25, 2022

The challenges facing Frederick County Public Schools are well known in this community — problems recruiting and retaining good teachers because of low pay, recovery from the lingering effects of the shutdowns forced by the coronavirus pandemic, the scandal in special education, the need to hire a new superintendent. The primary solution is also well known: more money. No, money is not the solution to every problem, but it is the solution for many of them. County Executive Jan Gardner, in the last year of her term in office, has included a significant increase in education spending in her final, $792 million proposed budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

Article Source: Frederick News Post

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