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BESE Board Backs Teacher Pay Proposal

State Legislature

Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education backed the K through 12 public school financing formula Edwards proposed for the upcoming school year. 

A final vote will come tomorrow.

Then, the formula will move to state lawmakers.

The $3.8 billion dollar formula includes $140 million dollars in new spending, with $101 million earmarked for raises.

Teachers and certificated personnel would receive $1,000 dollar salaray hikes, while support staff such as cafeteria workers and bus drivers would get $500 dollars more.

The average teacher earns $49,745 in Louisiana, according to comparative data.

The Governor has said that’s about $2,200 dollars a year LESS than the southern regional average. 

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