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.

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