Teacher pay/benefit cuts
The county continues to cut pay/benefits from FCBOE employees and still expects to attract high quality teachers. This will not continue. I will tell you that many of our good teachers are looking/moving elsewhere, where the pay/benefits are competitive and comparable to other counties in the vicintity. If you compare salary schedules, our teachers are not even close to where they need to be. If the county decides to continue down this road of attempting to maintain a high quality educational system without rewarding the teachers that make it possible, many of our best will be looking elsewhere. In fact, I personally know many of them that are already filling out applications for counties that are actually willing to pay their teachers.