Alabama lawmakers advance historic pay raises for teachers

Alabama lawmakers were poised to approve the largest pay raise in a generation for experienced...
Alabama lawmakers were poised to approve the largest pay raise in a generation for experienced public school teachers.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 3:37 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers were poised to approve the largest pay raise in a generation for experienced public school teachers.

The Alabama Senate voted 32-0 Thursday for the budget that would raise minimum salaries for teachers with nine or more years experience.

The raises would range from 5% to nearly 21% depending on years of experience. Sen. Arthur Orr, the chairman of the budget writing committee, says the goal is to attract and retain teachers.

The spending plan now moves back to the Alabama House of Representatives.

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