Teacher compensation, enrollment projections to be broached in school board meeting

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Williamsburg-James City County School Board members will discuss enrollment projections and the salary teachers can earn while working in the district when they meet Tuesday.

New York-based consulting firm FutureThink will show the board enrollment estimates for the district for the next 10 years.

To create their projections, the firm uses several statistics, including birth rate data and the number of students moving up to the next grade.

At an Oct. 17 meeting, former chief financial officer Christina Berta shared the district’s capital improvement plan, which included recommendations for expansion at the high school level because of predicted capacity issues.

By 2019 the district’s high schools will have no remaining capacity, according to Berta’s presentation and enrollment projections.

Berta has since left to take the same position within the Chesterfield County Public Schools system.

The School Board will also discuss teachers’ salary schedule, which details the starting pay for teachers entering the district and their salaries as they continue teaching within it.

Board members will further discuss teacher compensation at their January budget retreat.

Want to go?

Where: School Board Central Office, 117 Ironbound Road

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

All meetings have an opportunity for public comment and are open to the public.

Wright can be reached by phone at 757-345-2343.

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