education budget

State Senate Unanimously Approves a $6.6 Billion Education Budget

Budget Includes Pay Raise for School Teachers

The Alabama Senate approved a $6.6 billion Education Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 2019, which starts October 1, and a 2.5% pay raise for Alabama’s teachers and education support personnel on Thursday afternoon. It is the largest education budget for Alabama’s schools since the great recession of 2008. “Nothing is more important than ensuring a quality education for every student in Alabama, and…

House Passes State Education Budget

Alabama lawmakers have passed the state education budget. The House of Representatives unanimously approved the $6.4 billion budget proposal Wednesday. Tuscaloosa Republican Rep. Bill Poole says the budget will keep state schools mostly funded at the same levels as last year but provides some increases for K-12 schools. It sets aside money to hire 152 more teachers in fourth through…