Concerns about teacher pay dominated the first public hearing May 25 for the Jeffco school district’s 2015-16 budget, and school board members disagreed about how to allocate some funds.
The $1.1 billion budget, which has been discussed for months and is about 2.5 percent larger than last year’s, will likely be finalized at the end of June.
The board’s two liberal members said the $12.1 million earmarked for pay increases was inadequate. That amount includes:
• A 1 percent raise for qualifying teachers totaling $5.2 million.