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Grayson County teachers rally for wages in protest for higher pay

Other counties approved much bigger raises for their teachers.

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LEITCHFIELD, Ky. — Hundreds of Grayson County teachers protested for higher pay at a rally called "Stand for Students, Stand with Educators.”

Teachers from elementary to high school, substitutes, and retirees held up signs as cars passed to protest their salary raises, which they believe should have been higher.

Adam Shrinks, a teacher for Grayson County Schools, said, “Other districts are paying higher than us and also doing bigger raises.”

Grayson County teachers received a 3% salary raise. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, the average salary for teachers in Grayson County was $52,078 for the 2023-2024 school year.

Other counties saw raises nearly double those in Grayson County. Hardin County educators received a 6% raise and saw average salaries of $57,421 in 2023-2024. Both numbers are also below the state’s average teacher salary, which is $58,788.

Because the salary is comparatively low to other parts in the state, teachers say their colleagues are leaving for other districts that offer higher pay.

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