Last Wednesday night, the League of Women Voters in Macon County organized their monthly meeting to take place later than its usual noon program so that local educators could attend and talk about education in Macon County.
Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Baldwin opened the meeting by giving an overview of the school system and the impacts that the newly passed state budget will have on the schools in the upcoming 2014-2015 fiscal year.
“First, the teachers received a welldeserved salary increase for the first time in several years. We're really grateful that teachers are earning more,” said Baldwin. “But it does impact our local budget due to our locally paid employees. We must provide the salary increase for our local employees out of our local appropriation.”