Largest teacher pay raise in state history approved

Senate Review


We have officially passed another legislative deadline this session. Last Thursday, we worked well into the evening to finalize approval of bills that originated in the House. We approved 111 House bills last week, and 225 in total this session.

The approved legislation included a public school funding plan that provides the largest teacher pay raise in state history. The raises will be based on years of service, with the most experienced and dedicated educators seeing the largest increase. Teachers with 21 or more years of experience will get an $8,000 raise; 16 to 20 year educators will s...

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