A little bit of stretching might be needed to keep teacher raises in a proposed budget for Knox County Schools.

Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre said Friday that the governor's plan to not include raises in the state budget now affects the district's plan.

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"I think it's a great conversation for us to have because I see this as an investment. It's an investment in our people, it's an investment in our teachers, it's an investment really because they're the ones that are teaching our children, it's an investment in our kids and an investment in our community," said McIntyre.

McIntyre said if the school board approves his proposal, it would require some stretching on the part of the community, county commission, and mayor to make the raises happen.

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The Knox County School board is scheduled to vote on the budget, next Monday.

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