Several new laws are taking effect in Mississippi on Friday, which is also the first day of the new state budget year.Teachers and assistant teachers will get pay raises.The state will start a four-year reduction of its income tax.Mississippi is becoming the final state... Read More.
A teacher pay raise bill has been sent to the governor after getting final legislative approval in the House Tuesday.The bill provides a $2,000 raise for assistant teachers and higher salaries for certified teachers at all experience levels and classifications, including:minimum starting pay of... Read More.
Mississippi House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a plan to boost some of the lowest teacher salaries in the nation.They reached the deal Wednesday. The plan will come up for final votes in the two chambers in coming days.It would provide an average... Read More.
Mississippi teacher pay raise bills were in danger as legislators engaged in a political showdown.Hours before a big deadline Tuesday, Senate committees voted to keep the issue alive.Senate Education Committee Chairman Dennis DeBar says teachers don't need to be pawns. He says House committees... Read More.
Regional - (According to AP) Mississippi State Legislators are focusing on plans to secure financial compensation for teachers and hourly employees. The goal is for every local governmental employee to be paid regardless of Coronavirus related attendance restrictions. Also, the Mississippi Board of Education... Read More.
A plan to give Mississippi teachers at least a $1,000 pay raise has won unanimous approval in the state Senate.The pay bill passed with bipartisan support Wednesday. It now goes to the House.Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann says he wants a multiyear plan to... Read More.