Alabama's state schools superintendent says he will seek raises for K-12 employees in the budget lawmakers are to begin debating in February.
Alabama Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice told members of the state board of education that the employees haven't received a raise or cost of living adjustment in four years.
The Tuscaloosa News reports that Bice's proposed working budget for the 2013-14 year that begins Oct. 1, 2013, contains money for a raise of about 1 percent.
Bice's declaration follows Gov. Robert Bentley's announcement last week that he'll consider raises for teachers and support personnel. Bentley repeated his support for pay increases Thursday.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.