Supporting Teachers 

 

As a former teacher and spouse of a teacher, Justin is proud to advocate for teachers as a member of the Prince William County School Board. His children, who attend PWCS, are also benefitting from the highly skilled and experienced teachers in our Division. In an effort to recruit and retain the best teachers for our students, Justin believes that it is extremely important for PWCS to provide competitive salary and benefit plans, as well as a positive work climate.

 

Justin advocated for back-to-back teacher steps, and was the only School Board member in 2018 to push for a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for teachers in the FY19 budget. Justin also led the charge to successfully repeal the 30-minute contract extension, and proposed that the Division retroactively pay back a frozen step for teachers during the budget sessions for the FY 18 budget.

 

For the FY20 budget, Prince William County teachers and staff will receive an average pay increase of 4.8 percent, representing the highest average salary increase in a decade. In addition, health insurance premiums for district employees will not increase in FY20.

 

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