Because of a reporting error, a story in the Oct. 24 edition misstated the step-based pay percentages applicable to teachers in the Licking Heights school district. Under most teacher contracts, including Licking Heights, total pay is calculated by percentage increase in "base pay" and percentage increase in step pay, which increases by years of experience and credentials. In Licking Heights, teachers receive year-to-year step increases in each of their first 14 years and then periodically, with no step increase after year 27. Step increases also are provided for additional teaching credentials, such as a master's degree and additional graduate coursework. For the current year, where there is no base-pay increase, total pay increases are zero for those who aren't eligible for step increases, 2.5 percent to 5.2 percent for year-to-year step increases and 4.6 percent to 7.5 percent for credential step increases. For the previous year, an additional 2.75-percent increase resulted from a base-pay increase.