N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory (center) has signed a State of Emergency declaration and waived weight and hours of service restrictions on truck drivers to expedite response to Friday's winter storm. This picture was taken in Dec. 2013 when the governor visited Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's new cancer treatment center.
WFDD's Keri Brown talked with N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory during his visit to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Tuesday. McCrory says he is collaborating with education and healthcare leaders throughout the state to develop new strategies and policies for 2014.
Earlier this year, North Carolina lawmakers deleted a provision in the state budget that provided salary supplements to public school teachers with advanced degrees. The move struck a nerve with many teachers across the state. But Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to roll out a teacher pay raise proposal by early 2014.
“I would like to reinstate some form of master’s degree pay, but it has to be directed towards what the goal of the teacher is and what they are actually doing in the classroom,” says McCrory.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is releasing his first 2-year budget today. One item guaranteed to get funding is The North Carolina Center for Safer Schools. He wants to provide $625,000 over the next two years to provide training and technical support to educators, law enforcement agencies, and parents.