Governor Bryant signs teacher pay raise bill

“Good teachers can change the trajectory of a student’s life forever”

Governor Bryant signs teacher pay raise bill
Governor Phil Bryant signs SB 2770 to give Mississippi teachers a raise; Source: Governor Bryant Facebook

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Governor Bryant signed the teacher pay raise bill, SB 2770, Tuesday.

This will give teacher’s in Mississippi a raise of $1,500.

The pay raise passed in the Senate by a vote of 46-2 and in the House 88-27.

A $1,500 pay raise will cost the state budget more than $75 million according to figures previously provided. Lawmakers could increase spending of state revenue next year by $200 million this year’s original budget.

Governor Bryant said in a Facebook post, “Good teachers can change the trajectory of a student’s life forever.”

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