Horry County Schools Budget Increase in 2022
Education is always a high priority for families moving to a new location such as Myrtle Beach. Recent budget changes throughout the summer of 2022 have shown evidence for Horry County's priorities which could certainly affect the decisions for prospective movers to the Grand Strand area.
Staffing issues have been a problem in Horry County, causing the school districts to seek out middle and high school teachers, specifically for math and science. Luckily, the Horry County School Board has taken action by approving a new budget of over $890 million. If that doesn't excite you, then take pleasure in knowing that the new budget shouldn't affect your taxes whatsoever.
The new budget accounts for:
- $2000 salary increase for teachers
- 8% salary increase for bus drivers
- 2% raise for all school district employees
- $150k for new security measures from a third-party firm
- Increase annual hours of custodial detail
- Coaching supplemental increase
Even with this fantastic boost to facilities and personnel, Horry County Schools still has many career opportunities listed, so be sure to check out the Horry County Schools employment page if you can help out.
Posted by Eric Emond
If you aren't sure whether or not this information affects you or your children, then consider trying out Horry County's School Finder to check which school district your child is supposed to attend. We've also created a recent article with useful websites that will help you plan out your big move and moving day.