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cindy white, Author at The Parents Campaign

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Legislature Finalizes School Funding, Adjourns Sine Die

The House and Senate have decided the final budget for the state and adjourned the 2022 Legislative Session. This session had some big wins and plenty of disappointments, but be assured that your voice made a big difference. The Good News: Funding for public schools pre-k through grade 12 increased for FY2023 by $326-million, or 7% overall, …

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Teacher Pay Raise and Vouchers-for-all

Gov. Reeves has signed HB 530, the teacher pay raise bill, which makes it official! The salaries of certified teachers will increase by an average of $5,140 and teacher assistants will get a $2,000 pay raise, effective July 1. This is well-deserved good news for our hard-working teachers and assistants! Unfortunately, that’s all the good news …

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Legislature Misses School Funding Deadline, Passes Tax Cuts

The Legislature missed tonight’s deadline for a final vote on appropriations bills, and they are expected to extend the session in order to get their work done. We are still waiting for a conference report on the PreK-12 school funding bill. Meanwhile, the Legislature has passed sweeping income tax cuts that will strip $524-million from the …

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Senate Passes Teacher Pay Raise, Still Awaiting House Vote

The teacher pay raise has passed the full Senate on a unanimous vote. Please join us in thanking our senators for this momentous action! Included is a $2,000 increase for assistant teachers and an average increase of $5,140 for certified teachers. See the new salary schedule passed by the Senate. The House adjourned without taking up the pay …

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Teacher Pay Raise Near the Finish Line

We have a signed conference report for the teacher pay raise bill!! House and Senate conferees have agreed on a historic and well deserved teacher pay raise that provides an average salary increase of $5,140 for Mississippi teachers. All conferees have signed the conference report for HB 530, which provides higher salaries for certified teachers at …

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Lots of News Today

Progress! This afternoon, Senate Education Chairman Dennis DeBar announced a conference committee meeting on HB 530, the teacher pay raise bill, in Room 216 of the Capitol at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. That is good news! You can watch the livestream here.  In other sort-of-good news, you came very, very close to killing HB 1687, the voucher bill …

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Teacher Pay Raise Update

Your calls are working!  In a press conference this afternoon, House Education Chair Richard Bennett reiterated that the teacher and assistant teacher pay raise bill is a priority for that chamber and said they are eager to get a compromise bill on Gov. Reeves’ desk. Speaker Gunn said that the House is sending a strong …

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