Teacher bonus bill penned by Republicans clears state senate
North Carolina public school teachers would get $350 bonuses and potentially more one-time income in a Republican measure approved by the state Senate.
The proposal goes beyond the usual experience-based raises these categories of educators also would receive. The measure approved Monday also encourages Gov. Roy Cooper to use federal COVID-19 relief funds to give out additional $600 bonuses.
Cooper's office said he doesn't have the power to do that. Democrats tried to offer an amendment to guarantee even larger raises. The bill passed on a mostly party-line vote and heads to the House.