STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) - Staunton's school superintendent is proposing a 3 percent raise for all school employees.

Staunton School Superintendent Dr. Garett Smith presented a $33.7 million budget on Monday night.

In addition to the raise, the budget included some new positions.

Vice-principals for Staunton High School and Shelburne Middle School, a couple of teachers at the Alternative Suspension Center, and two maintenance and operations positions.

"Our priority is to give a pay raise every year.  The governor proposed a 5 percent pay raise over two years and we think we're gonna be able to do 6 percent over two years, so we're really pleased about that. Our staff deserves it,” said Smith.

The school board is expected to vote on the 2020 budget at their meeting on Monday, March 11.