The House has passed the teacher pay raise!!
The vote on the conference report for HB 530 was 118 to 4. See the House vote. It now awaits Gov. Reeves' signature, the final step in this historic move to bring Mississippi teacher pay closer to the Southeastern average. The bill provides a $2,000 raise for assistant teachers and higher salaries for certified teachers at all experience levels and classifications, including:
Minimum starting pay of $41,500
Average salary increase of $5,140
Annual step increases of $400 (A), $525 (AA), $550 (AAA), $600 (AAAA)
Larger step increases at years 5, 10, 15, and 20:
$2,500 increase at year 25 for all classifications
The full pay raise will take effect July 1, 2022. See the new salary schedule.