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Teacher Pay Bill Awaiting Governor’s Signature

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi teachers  close to getting a pay raise. The Mississippi House and Senate passed a teacher pay bill Tuesday that would provide a $2,500 across the board raise over two years. The bill is now headed to the governor’s desk and he is expected to sign it.

Under the bill, starting July 1 of this year teachers would get $1,500 raise. In 2015 teacher would get a $1,000 raise.

In 2016 schools would then be appropriated $100 per student for rises if the schools rating is and “A.” Schools rated a “B” would get 75$ per student.

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