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Stafford considering 6.5 percent raise for teachers

The Stafford County School Board is discussing the possibility of giving teachers a 6.5 percent raise for next year, colleague Amy Umble reports today.

However, neither the board nor Superintendent Randy Bridges knows how such a raise could be funded. Bridges projected it would $6 million to $9 million, depending on how it was implemented.

The board there has set two priorities for the next budget: paying teachers a competitive salary and hiring more staff.

Bridges also gave the Stafford board a list of 120 positions he would like to add, including 18 teachers, Umble reported.