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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 3:34pm

Coastal GA Teachers Awaiting Updated Pay

Updated: 1 year ago.
Teachers in coastal Georgia say they've been back to work for nearly a month and haven't seen pay increases reflected in their paychecks. Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools teachers told WTOC-TV they expected the new pay cycle to begin at the start of the school year, but that wasn't the case. ( photo courtesy of igoghost via stockxchng)

Teachers in coastal Georgia say they've been back to work for nearly a month and haven't seen pay increases reflected in their paychecks.

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools teachers told WTOC-TV they expected the new pay cycle to begin at the start of the school year, but that wasn't the case.

Officials say the new pay cycle begins Sept. 1, and most employees will see raises authorized in their 2014 contract reflected in their checks on Sept. 15.

District officials say first year teachers haven't been paid at all yet, and will get their first check on Friday.

Savannah Federation of Teachers President Theresa Watson says the district should have let educators know about the lapse.

District spokesman Kurt Hetager says teachers were being paid based on summer reserve pay.

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