Legislature Finalizes Teacher Pay As Session Ends

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi lawmakers have given final approval to a $1500 pay raise for the state’s public school teachers beginning July 1st. Senate Bill 2270 now goes to Governor Phil Bryant for his signature or veto. At a cost of $58 million the raise is more than the pair of $500 increases over two years that Republican leaders had initially proposed but less than two $2000, pay raises over two years proposed by Democrats. The bill also raises minimum salaries for assistant teachers from $12,500 to $14,000.


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