2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Sturtevant
4% pay increase for all public school teachers

Item 136 #10s

Item 136 #10s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2019 $174,609,136 FY2020 $124,084,255 GF

Page 115, line 10, strike "$6,943,460,098" and insert "$7,118,069,234".
Page 115, line 10, strike "$7,035,917,306" and insert "$7,160,001,561".

Page 147, strike lines 47 though 53.

Page 148, strike lines 1 through 16, and insert:

"a. 1) The appropriation in this item includes funding for the state share of a payment equivalent to a 4.0 percent salary incentive increase, effective July 1, 2019, for funded SOQ instructional and support positions. Funded SOQ instructional positions shall include the teacher, guidance counselor, librarian, instructional aide, principal, and assistant principal positions funded through the SOQ standards for each school division in the biennium.

2) It is the intent that the instructional and support position salaries be improved in school divisions throughout the state by at least an average of 4.0 percent in the first year or to address salary scale compression issues. Sufficient funds are appropriated in this act to finance, on a statewide basis, the state share of a 4.0 percent salary increase for funded SOQ instructional and support positions, effective July 1, 2019.

b. The state funds for which the division is eligible to receive shall be matched by the local government, based on the composite index of local ability-to-pay.

c. This funding is not intended as a mandate to increase salaries."


(This amendment provides funding for a 4.0 percent teacher salary increase July 1, 2018, in lieu of the 2.0 percent increase December 1, 2019 proposed in the budget as introduced.)