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Raatz: Bill to increase schools’ flexibility in determining teacher raises passes committee

Contact: Lindsey Ross, Senior Press Secretary 

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 7, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) that would give school corporations more flexibility in determining teacher raises recently passed the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development unanimously.

Senate Bill 606 would remove a provision in the current law that requires certain factors like years of teaching experience, evaluations and degrees in additional content areas to only account for up to 33.33 percent when determining teacher raises.

“Removing this requirement from the law would allow each school to decide how factors like these should affect teachers’ salaries,” Raatz said. “It is important to put schools in charge of this decision, as they know their teachers best.”

The 33.33 percent requirement became law in 2011.

SB 606 will now move to the full Senate for consideration.


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