Port Huron Schools budget includes raises for employees

The Port Huron Area School District is putting the finishing touches on the 2019 budget, and Superintendent Jamie Cain is optimistic that Lansing will be sending more money on a per-pupil basis to the local school district. Jamie Cain tells WPHM the district is poised to get an additional $240 dollars per pupil in state funding, pending approval of the budget in the state legislature. Cain also says employees of the Port Huron Area School District may be getting a raise next year.  The preliminary budget for Port Huron Schools calls for additional dollars for all employees, with Cain saying it is an effort to attract and retain talent with”modest increases” to salaries. Despite the increase in funding, Cain says the district will only be “breaking even” as Port Huron Schools struggles with dwindling enrollment with local birth rates on the decline.