Month: January 2021

Important Education Bills

House and Senate committees have passed important education bills. Here’s a summary of bills we are following so far:  Teacher Pay RaiseSB 2001: passed Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, passed full Senate – $37,000 starting salary for teachers with two years of experience and less ($1,110 raise); $1,000 pay raise for other certified teachers and assistant teachers (increases …

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Teacher Pay Raise Passes Senate, State Board Requests Accountability Waivers

The teacher pay raise bill has passed the full Senate on a unanimous vote, with every senator present signing on as a coauthor of the bill – an impressive show of support for the incredible work our teachers are doing for our children. The bill will now go to the House. The bill provides: $37,000 starting salary …

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Teacher Pay Raise, ADA Hold Harmless, Licensure Bills Pass Senate Ed Committee

Senate Bill 2001, a teacher pay raise bill, passed unanimously in the Senate Education Committee this afternoon.  It must now pass the Appropriations Committee before going to the floor of the full Senate for a vote. The bill gives certified teachers with three or more years’ experience a $1,000 pay increase. Teachers with two years …

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Senate Education Committee to Consider Teacher Pay Raise

Today at 1:30 p.m., the Senate Education Committee is expected to consider SB 2001 – TEACHER PAY RAISE, along with other key legislation. Watch the meeting via livestream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaLmAgbQMuI7kLvDNV6LluA See details on education bills we are following: https://msparentscampaign.org/bill-tracker/ Legislative committee meetings are recorded and can be viewed later on the Mississippi Legislature’s YouTube channel.

Accountability Model Change Proposed, Your Input Sought

A change is being proposed to the Statewide Accountability Model, and the public is asked to provide feedback before the final change is adopted. The deadline to submit your comments is 5:00 p.m. next Thursday, January 14.  The proposed change accommodates the addition of the WorkKeys career-readiness indicator to the College- and Career-Readiness (CCR) component …

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Speaker Gunn's proposed income tax elimination jeopardizes teacher pay raises and school funding far into the future.

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