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Front Page - Friday, February 11, 2022

Chattanooga raises pay rates for Head Start teachers

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly is augmenting the pay of Head Start and Early Head Start workers, whose salaries are paid by the federal government with a city supplement.

Kelly has directed that all full-time Head Start and Early Head Start employees in the city be paid a minimum of $13 per hour and all part-time employees receive a wage of at least $11 per hour.

Employees who are already receiving the new minimum wage will receive a 3.8% city supplement, which on top of a 1.2% federal cost-of-living adjustment will give all employees a minimum 5% pay increase.

The increases will be retroactive to July 1.

Source: City Hall