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Good news for Charlotte teachers. If anyone deserves a raise, it’s teachers and on Thursday morning, they got one.

After a meeting with the The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, salary increases for several positions were approved.

The district said that all raises will be retroactive to July 1, and the retroactive amounts will be paid by Jan. 31.

CMS officials write,

“The Board’s action will put in place step increases (set by state salary schedules) and an increase in the local supplement for teachers and certified staff. It will also give increases to principals and assistant principals.”

Employees will get a 3% raise, and hourly employees’ pay will go up to $13.22 an hour.