CCSD approves budget and pay raises for teachers

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- It was a win for Charleston County teachers and for Dr. Nancy McGinley Monday night as the budget was approved for the upcoming school year.In an 8-1 vote, the approved budget includes a two percent pay raise for teachers and a two-step pay increase for all other CCSD employees.The total budget is $357 million with $2.9 million set aside to expand the district's literacy academies.Superintendent Dr. Nancy McGinley had been pushing for the pay increase. The only board member voting against the budget was Elizabeth Kandrac.