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Legislators raised taxes 'for the children.' Yeah, right!

Educators like to tell us that additional tax money is needed to improve kids education. That may be true, but it also sure helps to pay for the hefty salary increases two Virginia school board members voted for themselves this year. On June 19, the Arlington Public Schools issued a press release touting the School Board's approval of 50% increases in their salaries. Now comes news from Chesapeake, Virginia that the Suffolk School Board voted on Tuesday to increase their own salaries by 100%, reports the July 7 Virginian Pilot.

According to the Pilot, the increases resulted from a recent change in Virginia law which allows school board salaries up to the limit of the local government. See also the applicable section of the Code of Virginia.


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