0 Comments for this article
[jwplatform 3EGd5YGN]

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Pay raises for Mississippi public school teachers are close to becoming law.

The full House and Senate passed House Bill 504 Tuesday, sending it to Gov. Phil Bryant for his consideration.

The plan calls for teachers to get two across-the-board pay raises worth $2,500 and then be eligible for merit payments in 2016-2017.

House and Senate negotiators agreed to the plan Monday.

The bill includes a $1,500 raise that would begin July 1, and a $1,000 raise that would follow in the budget year beginning in 2015.

The third year would give $100 per student to schools rating “A” on the state’s A-to-F grading system, or to schools advancing a grade. Schools rated “B” would get $75 per student. Money would go to merit payments for all teachers and employees.

 

Comment on this Story

Related News

budgets_economics
2 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
Legislative Budget Committee Unveils Budget Proposal
Read More»
news-default1-old
3 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
Fight Leads To Felony Charges
Read More»
Ole Miss logo for web
4 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
Ole Miss Football Staff Changes Continue
Read More»