At the budget hearing last spring, the teachers and union representatives asked the Board of County Commissioners to "fully fund" education, so that teacher salaries could be increased. The commissioners finalized their budget with the Board of Education getting its requested amount. This did not, however, mean the teachers got significant raises. Ultimately 4 percent to 8 percent raises were given to administrators while 2 percent to 8 percent was negotiated for the teachers. To me, this seemed like a "bait and switch" tactic. We were told the highest priority was teacher salaries, but when the ink dried on the union contracts, the biggest increases went to the administrators.