HB 582 would give teachers assistants $1,000 raise at total cost of $6 million to taxpayers.

Assistant teachers could see a $1,000 pay raise under a plan moving forward in the House.

The House Education Committee approved House Bill 582 Wednesday, which would raise the employees’ yearly salary to $14,000 a year from $13,000 a year.

The committee originally considered a $500 increase, but agreed on $1,000. With 6,000 assistant teachers in grades K-3 statewide, a $1,000 raise would cost a total of $6 million.

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