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Mon Jul 12, 2021, 05:28 AM

Mississippi Teacher Pay Raise Finally Arrives After Long Delay

Mississippi teachers can expect an average $1,000 increase to their base salary starting from July 1 of this year, depending on their teaching license and experience. House Bill 852 raised the minimum teacher’s salary to $37,000, a move State leadership praised in the months preceding the law going into effect.

“Advancing the teacher pay raise bill to the Governor’s desk was the right thing to do,” Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said in a March 18 tweet. “Our teachers deserve a salary increase, particularly after their efforts on behalf of kids during the pandemic.

After the difficult 2020 school year, Gov. Tate Reeves echoed Hosemann’s sentiments after signing the bill.

“It’s hard to imagine how difficult 2020/21 have been on our state’s educators,” Reeves said in a March 29 tweet. “But so many have stepped up and done what Mississippians do whatever it took to help MS kids! Today I signed HB852 to provide a much needed teacher pay raise! Our teachers deserve this - and more!”

Read more: https://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2021/jul/07/mississippi-teacher-pay-raise-finally-arrives-afte/

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