11 Jan 2018

CNMI teachers calls for review of pay hike

6:55 pm on 11 January 2018

Citing uneven salary increases between instructors and administrative employees, several teachers in the Northern Marianas Public School System have called for a review of the proposed across-the-board salary hike for the system.

Northern Marianas College

Northern Marianas College Photo: RNZ Mark Rabago

Republican legislator Angel Demapan recently requested the chair of the CNMI's State Board of Education, Marylou Ada, for a copy of the salary increase plan.

He said the House of Representatives had received calls from constituents, some of them teachers, who asked questions about salary increases given to administrative staff.

Mr Demapan said the issue was whether administrators had been allotted more significant percentage pay increases than teachers.