By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Pension contribution rates are going up for tens of thousands of public school employees in Pennsylvania.

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This affects about 94,000 school employees hired in 2011 or after.

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Most will see their contribution rate rise by half a percent of their salary.

Others will see an increase of 0.75%.

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The board of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System voted in April to increase the contribution rates after it had originally certified them at lower rates in December.