House sends $4,000 teacher pay raise bill to Senate

Posted 3/12/2019

The House has voted to table the motion to reconsider on SB 2770, sending the $4,000 teacher pay raise bill back to the Senate for concurrence. The amended bill calls for a $4,000 salary increase for teachers and a $1,000 increase for teacher assistants, both of which are to be phased in over two years.

Please ask your senator to vote to concur with the House version of SB 2770 and send the pay raise bill to Governor Bryant!

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Capitol Switchboard: 601.359.3770

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Lt. Governor Tate Reeves  Capitol: 601.359.3200

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We are hopeful that a larger salary increase for teacher assistants will be added in the appropriations bill or in the next legislative session.

The average of the teacher salaries in our neighboring states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee exceeds Mississippi's average teacher salary by more than $6,500. 

Mississippi is experiencing a teacher shortage crisis, and this significant pay raise is desperately needed to help to stem the exodus of educators from the profession. Please make those calls to the senators who represent your school district. Ask your friends and family to call, too. Our teachers are counting on us, and together, we've got this!