Tell BESE: Put MFP Funding Towards Raises
Next week, BESE will meet determine how large of a raise will be included in their MFP proposal. Join me in asking BESE to pass a raise of at least $4,000.
On Monday, the MFP Task Force voted to include a $2,000 raise for teachers and $1,000 for school support staff, but we need to push BESE for more. This year, Arkansas is proposing a $10,000 raise, which would bring the minimum teacher pay to $50,000/year. Florida is proposing record spending for education, including raising the starting pay for teachers to $65,000/year. Texas has proposed a $15,000 pay raise for teachers and a 25% increase for support staff. Last year, Alabama passed a raise nearly $2,000 larger than what was passed in Louisiana and Mississippi approved an increase averaging over $5,000.
Louisiana can not afford to fall further behind the Southern Regional Average. Our schools can not continue on this path, we need our elected leaders to take action NOW.