D.C. teachers' paychecks late, too small

WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. schools officials say the first paychecks of the school year for hundreds of teachers were late or too small.

The Washington Post reports that the school system is blaming timekeeping errors for the problem that affected 349, or one-tenth, of the system's teachers.

Teachers were supposed to get their first checks on Friday, but spokeswoman Melissa Salmanowitz says the payroll time was either entered incorrectly or not entered at all by employees responsible for reporting that information.

Salmanowitz says supplemental checks for the balance owed to teachers were available starting Saturday afternoon. Checks not picked up by Sunday afternoon would be delivered to teachers at school on Monday.