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MDE Updating Teacher Pay Raise Total

Wednesday, May 1, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Riley
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As we shared last week, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) miscalculated the amount of the teacher pay raise, which resulted in the legislature not appropriating enough funds to cover the cost of the pay raise for all teachers and assistant teachers. MDE issued a press release earlier this afternoon stating that the department is working with local school districts to verify the total number of MAEP-funded teachers and teacher assistants to update the cost of the teacher pay raise.  According to the press release, once these numbers are finalized, MDE will provide the information to lawmakers and work with them to obtain the additional funding needed to fully fund the pay raise.