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"Fairfax County boasts its top-performing schools and Fairfax property values are boosted accordingly," the site continues. "Teachers should not have to commute because they can no longer afford to live in those same neighborhoods."
Fairfax County Schools administrators have pitched a raise in the proposed 2015 budget, but it isn't clear whether that is in the cards for final approval.
Woodson High teacher Katherine Sebunia told the Washington Post that teachers were brainstorming ideas to call attention to the salary issue and one teacher noted that a second wardrobe for work was too expensive.
“The idea was that we’re not going to spend money on professional clothes, we’re going to spend it on groceries,” said Sebunia.
The Post noted that, in 2014, the average teacher salary in Fairfax is $67,245. The average teacher salary in Arlington is $74,903 and the average in Montgomery County is $74,038.