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Education Department backs 4.5 percent raises

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 25, 2014

~~<p>The state Department of Education supports the annual 4.5 percent raises an arbitration panel awarded to principals and other educational officers earlier this week, according to a statement released Wednesday by the department.</p>
<p>The four yearly raises, which take effect retroactively to July 2013 and go through June 2017, will cost the state more than $48 million, according to Gov. Neil Abercrombie's office. The state budget director initially said the raises would cost $14 million, but that covers only the first two years, the Governor's Office said.</p>
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The state Department of Education supports the annual 4.5 percent raises an arbitration panel awarded to principals and other educational officers earlier this week, according to a statement released Wednesday by the department.

The four yearly raises, which take effect retroactively to July 2013 and go through June 2017, will cost the state more than $48 million, according to Gov. Neil Abercrombie's office. The state budget director initially said the raises would cost $14 million, but that covers only the first two years, the Governor's Office said. Login for more...



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