At their most recent meeting, the Lancaster school board continued work on the 2025 fiscal year school budget, agreeing to put forth a 7% raise for division staff which will add up to about $2.5 million more than the current budget provides. 3 options were put on the table. One of them involves a starting teacher salary of $50,832. That figure was picked to keep Lancaster Schools in pace with not only the surrounding school districts, but also with larger counties… all in an effort to attract the best teachers. A full draft budget will be presented at the school board meeting that will be held at 5:30pm on February 20th.