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Hamilton County Schools teachers poised to get raises

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (Times Free Press) -

It's all down to the dollars.

After months of negotiating, Hamilton County Schools officials and the local teachers union will finally put teacher salaries on the bargaining table.

The school board asked Superintendent Rick Smith in June to explore a 3 to 5 percent raise for teachers, after Smith got a $25,000 salary bump. Such a move was projected to cost between $6 million and $10 million annually. Now officials say negotiations with teachers are winding down, with only matters of salary and benefits left on the table.

"We are trying to wrap it up," Smith said.

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