DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Teachers of Dothan City Schools could be getting a slight pay increase soon.
Due to the of the lack of teacher retention at DCS, the system is offering an incentive in the form of a 1.5 percent pay increase — for faculty and staff to stick around for the upcoming year.
Dothan City Schools hopes this will keep more teachers in the area and ease the burden of finding new staff.
“The board approved a one and a half percent increase to be paid for by local funds for our teachers,” CFO of Dothan City Schools, Stephanie Walker said. “That goes in addition to the one percent increase that we were already paying above the state salary matrix. So locally, DCS will pay 2.5 percent above the state salary minimum matrix.”
Walker emphasized this additional pay will not come at the expense of taxpayers or the community.