Possible teacher pay increase


It is day two of the state legislative session and one of the hot topics is sure to be a possible pay raise for Mississippi teachers.

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Lt. Governor Tate Reeves said before the 2019 session began they will support teacher pay raises this session.

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Brianna Barrows is a first grade teacher at Thomas L. Reeves Elementary School in Long Beach. She tells News 25 a pay raise would help all state teachers and students. “You don’t go into teaching for the money. You do it for the kids, but it would just be a ‘thank you, we appreciate what you do’ and it would really allow me to fund the classroom and give my students here what I know they need and deserve.”

Barrows has been teaching now for four years.