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State superintendent suggests teacher pay raise

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The State Superintendent suggested a one percent pay raise for teachers. The State Superintendent suggested a one percent pay raise for teachers.
MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -

A pay raise for Alabama public school teachers is up for discussion in the legislature.

State superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice presented the plan at the state board of education meeting on Thursday.

Bice suggested a one-percent raise for teachers.  Doing so would cost the state a little over $22 million dollars, according to Bice's presentation.

Bice included the pay raise in the proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The proposal asks for an additional $408 million for 2013-2014. It would accommodate the extra funds needed for the raise and makes the total proposed education budget roughly $5.89 billion.

Huntsville also passed a one percent pay raise for city workers. The city council approved a $236 million budget for the 2013-2-14 fiscal year with a vote of three to two.

The state legislature will discuss the proposals when it goes back to session in February.

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