MNPS Board to adopt budget that includes minimum wage increase for employees

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 15:06:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — The Metro Nashville Public School Board of Education will adopt a new budget that will set a minimum wage of $15 per-hour for all employees.

According to a release from the Service Employees International Union, the pay increase is a “vital step to ensure everyone involved in the education of our children is paid a wage that reflects their contribution to our city.”

“This change will make an impact in people’s lives who are struggling. A lot of these employees were working two and three jobs just to survive in Nashville, if they could still afford to live here. Moving to $15/hour is a moral statement from our city that every person working to educate children is valued,” said Brad Rayson, president of the union representing support staff at MNPS.

Metro Schools is one of the largest employers in Davidson County.