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"We have also worked to reduce our spending while providing appropriate resources and developing a long-range plan for competitive pay for our teachers."

Posted: Apr 16, 2018 11:05 PM
Updated: Apr 16, 2018 11:06 PM

Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Matt Akin could be on his way out as he was offered the Gulf Shores superintendent position Monday. Could the move impact his promise to increase teacher’s pay?

In a statement to WAAY 31, he said in part "I truly care about everyone in Huntsville, and I came to the district because I believe in the potential of the schools and the city. The foundation is in place to support greatness."

The gulf shore City School Board is about to start contract negotiations with Dr. Akin after an unanimous vote.

In the statement Akin also touched on his proposal to increase teacher salaries in the district. He said in part, "We have also worked to reduce our spending while providing appropriate resources and developing a long-range plan for competitive pay for our teachers."

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