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Martinsville school bus drivers could get a raise for first time in four years

Superintendent met with drivers Tuesday to discuss the issue

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – For the first time in four years, school bus drivers in Martinsville may get a raise.

On Tuesday morning, the school district's superintendent held a meeting with drivers to discuss the issue.

At Monday night's school board meeting, drivers told the board they need a raise in order to keep up with the cost of living.

Superintendent Dr. Zeb Talley said a raise for all district personnel was already being considered for next year's budget.

"Last year, we could not do what we really wanted to do because we were getting some things in order. But this year going forward, that was top priority on our list this year...a pay increase," Talley said.

He added that it's too early to tell if raises could be made without having to make big cuts to the budget.


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