teacher pay raise

Pay Raise for Alabama School Employees Gets Closer to Final Approval

Alabama lawmakers have approved a 2.5% pay raise for teachers and school employees that will cost more than $100 million. The Alabama Senate voted 29-0 Thursday for the pay raise in the education budget for the next fiscal year. The total $6.7 billion budget included a $1.2 million boost to Alabama State University to offset the damage of a finance…

House Approves Teacher Pay Raise

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a 2.5 percent pay raise for teachers and education employees. House members approved the raise on a 100-0 vote Tuesday. The bill now moves to the Alabama Senate. The approval came after an hour of debate in which Democrats argued the raise should be higher. Rep. Laura Hall and other Democrats said the…

Alabama Teachers, Other School Workers Could Get a Pay Raise This Year

Teachers and school employees could get a 2.5% pay raise later this year. The House Ways and Means Education Committee has approved the raise, which is popular with members of both parties, with little discussion. Education employees at both public K-12 schools and two-year postsecondary institutions would receive the raise. Educators last received a cost-of-living adjustment in 2016. Lawmakers are…