Mississippi Legislature again mulling teacher pay increases

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JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi legislators are once again mulling pay increases for the state’s teachers. Senate Bill 2001  unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

It would give certified teachers with three or more years of experience a $1,000 pay increase.

Teachers with two years of experience and less would get a $1,110 bump. That would bring them to a starting salary of $37,000 a year.

Assistant teachers would receive a $1,000 pay increase.

The bill is similar to legislation proposed last year. It was stalled after the coronavirus pandemic started and caused uncertainty about state spending.

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