MS Legislature

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.

Mississippi Has Lost Her Greatest Champion

Mississippi has lost her greatest champion. We at The Parents’ Campaign join all Mississippians in mourning the passing of former Governor William Winter, who died Friday evening at the age of 97, the most revered and beloved Mississippi governor of modern times. The greatest of public servants, Gov. Winter devoted his life to improving public …

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Budget Committee Recommends More Cuts

Earlier this week, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) released its budget recommendation for the coming fiscal year, FY2022. The recommendation is $197-million, or 3%, less than the budget for the current year. It provides the same funding for the MAEP that was provided this year ($250-million below full funding). You will remember that the current year …

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Our Hope for a Better Tomorrow

As we cheer on the end of 2020, we are looking to the future with hope for a better tomorrow. A new year and a new, more education-friendly Legislature present a monumental opportunity to provide teachers and students the tools they need to close pandemic-induced gaps in learning and to move toward even higher levels …

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Reeves’ Budget Reveals Empty Campaign Promise to Teachers

Public school teachers will remember the emails from then-candidate Tate Reeves that landed in their school inboxes shortly before last November’s election, promising that teacher pay raises would follow if they would help elect him governor. This week, Gov. Reeves released his Executive Budget Recommendation for the coming fiscal year, and missing from it is …

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