TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Teachers are expected to get a $1,500 raise in August however some teacher was not included in the first head count.
All teachers across the state are eligible for this raise however, the Mississippi Department of Education miscounted the number of teachers leaving out some, if not all, special education and gifted teachers.
Due to the miscount school districts now have a money shortage within budgets because of the miscalculation.
Tupelo Public School District Director of Communications, Gregg Ellis, tells WTVA all teacher will receive the raise however it will be challenging for school in smaller districts to find the money to pay the teachers.
Due to the shortage, some special education and gifted teachers are worried that they won't receive a raise by the deadline.
“At first I was kind of shocked that that happened, that we were overlooked,” said Sherry Willis.
According to Gregg Ellis, all teacher will receive the raise although it may be challenging for some districts to find the room within their budget.