Salary hikes in Education extended to administrators
By The Star Staff
Gov. Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia, along with designated Education Secretary Eliezer Ramos Parés, announced on Wednesday that the $1,000 increase to be provided as of July 1 for the system’s teachers will be extended to school principals, regional superintendents and teacher facilitators.
“The steps taken to grant the increase were fruitful, which allowed us to extend it to other educators who day by day maintain the operations of our system and fight for a better education,” the governor said in a written statement. “The demands of our teachers are being addressed quickly because we recognize their commitment and dedication. We achieved the largest increase in the history of our government and I guarantee you that we will continue to fight for more.”
The increase destined for the teaching profession was identified as part of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund federal initiative, after efforts made by the governor, as a result of a plan submitted by the government of Puerto Rico and approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
Ramos Parés reiterated his gratitude to the teachers and assured that more resources will be identified to continue providing tools to improve education in Puerto Rico.
“We recognize how important the teaching profession is for the development of our children and young people,” the Education chief said. “That is why we will continue to search for resources that meet the needs of our schools and that have a positive impact on all members of the school communities.”