MS House tries again to give pay raises to assistant teachers. 


The Mississippi House is trying to revive a plan to give a pay raise to assistant teachers.

The current base salary of the state’s roughly 6,000 assistants is $12,500 a year, although some local districts provide supplements.

The House voted in February to give assistant teachers a $2,500 bump, at a cost of $15 million, raising base salaries to $15,000. Senators recently killed that plan.

After brief debate Thursday, the House put the $2,500 pay raise into another education measure, Senate Bill 2300.

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One response to “MS House tries again to give pay raises to assistant teachers. 

  1. Iola Woods

    After eight years without a raise what is being fought for is all good. Yet with today`s cost of living that is still not enough for the back breaking work some assistants have to do.

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