Teacher Agreement Reached

Virginia teachers and state employees are on the verge of a 3% pay raise without facing a tax hike. After negotiations, Governor Youngkin and Virginia lawmakers have struck a deal on the state’s budget. The agreement includes the pay raise for teachers, support staff, and state workers over the next two years, effective July 1ST. The budget also allocates additional funds for education and early childhood programs. The deal awaits approval during a special session, with a vote expected by Wednesday.