Jessamine County public-school teachers will get a small raise in the fall for the second year in a row after the board of education approved the 2012-2013 salary schedules Monday night.
The 1-percent increase accompanies “step” increases for experience, meaning the average raise will be 2.32 percent for retained teachers.
The board gave a 2-percent raise last year that totaled an average of 3.34 percent with step increases — the largest net increase since 2007-2008. Chairman Eugene Peel admitted Monday that he doesn’t think next year’s raise is enough to match the effort of the teachers.
“I look back at some of the increases that we’ve been able to give over the years, and you just haven’t seen one of those that jumps out and really gets you that you can hang your hat on and say, ‘Boy, we did a nice job there,’” he said. “We’re not real excited about what we did, but at least we tried ... Surely we’ll be able to do more one of these days.”