Legislature
1:48 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

W.Va. House Education Committee Increases Amount in Teacher Raise Bill

Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

House Education Committee has voted to increase pay for West Virginia teachers and service personnel significantly.
 
The amended bill increases teacher salaries $6,000 across-the-board over three years. Pay would increase $1,000 the first year, $2,000 the next, and $3,000 the third.
 

As the bill stands Monday, service personnel would see a $3,000 raise over three years.
 
The bill was introduced by Delegate David Walker after he expressed concern over a proposal to give teachers a $1,500 raise. He said not including service personnel beyond the already allotted 2 percent was discriminatory.
 
When the Senate voted on the bill last week, it granted teachers an $834 raise.
 
Several members spoke out in opposition to the bill, calling it fiscally irresponsible.
 
The bill will go to House Finance.