JACKSON, Miss. – A bill giving teachers a potential pay raise over four years passed the Mississippi House Wednesday afternoon. It requires teachers to achieve three out of 22 benchmarks in order to receive more pay, up to $4,200. Some of those benchmarks include having a master’s degree, getting a recommendation by a principal, or having good attendance.
Democrats tried to amend the bill during the three hour debate Wednesday, removing benchmarks and increasing the pay raise to $5,000, but the vote fell short even though a similar bill passed last year in the House.
The bill now heads over to Senate. You can read the full bill HERE.