Mississippi legislature to discuss teacher pay raises
Our state legislators are once again mulling over pay increases for teachers.
A Senate bill unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. It would give certified teachers with three or more years of experience a $1,000 pay increase.
Teachers with two years of experience and less would get a $1,110 bump. That would bring them to a starting salary of $37,000 a year.
Assistant teachers would receive a $1,000 pay raise.
The bill is similar to legislation proposed last year. It was stalled after the coronavirus pandemic started and caused uncertainty about state spending.