SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES 3% COST-OF-LIVING INCREASE

The Beaufort County Board of Education approved the authorization to pay a 3% cost of living increase to full-time active employees as of May 27. The payment will be retroactive to the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. A news release said the retroactive funds will be provided June 10, and the increase “will be reflected in employees’ paychecks when the 2023 school year commences.” The district said the raises are about $5.5 million and will come from the current general fund operating budget.