Teacher Pay

Public Education
3:26 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

W.Va. BOE Approves Calhoun Co. Teacher, Personnel Pay Cut

Credit West Virginia Department of Education

Cuts to salaries for teachers and school service personnel were approved by the state Board of Education Wednesday for one county whose bottom line is stuck in the red.

State board members approved the salary cut for Calhoun County teachers and school service personnel at their monthly meeting in Charleston. Beginning July 1, staff at four schools will see $600 less per year on their paycheck.

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House of Delegates
5:40 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Committees Approve Bills to Create Future Fund, Increase Teacher Salaries

The House Judiciary Committee discussed and approved S.B. 431, creating the Future Fund.
Credit Daniel Walker

The House Judiciary Committee looked over Senate Bill 461 which would create the Future Fund.

No substantive changes were suggested by the committee.

While none of the delegates opposed the idea of setting aside extra money from severance tax from natural resources for the sake of future projects, there were concerns the language of the bill would allow future legislatures to change the code and use the money for other purposes.

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Public Education
2:56 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Senators Compromise on Teacher Pay, Union Wants More

Credit Flickr / davidwilson1949

In a last minute compromise, the Senate Education and Finance Committee Chairs agreed to an across the board pay raise for teachers that differs from what was promised by Governor Tomblin during his State of the State Address.

The amended version of Senate Bill 391 passed by the upper chamber today calls for an $837 across the board increase.

The bill was originally presented by the governor and authorized a two percent across the board pay increase for teachers and school service personnel.

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West Virginia Morning
9:06 am
Mon February 24, 2014

The Future Of Fossil Fuels, Teacher Pay Raises, & Road Salt

On this West Virginia Morning, teachers in West Virginia are doing the best they possibly can on low pay, and the state legislature is working to get them raises.

A new report argues fossil fuels should be here to stay, and a story about the effects of road salt.

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Teacher Pay
3:33 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Senate Alters Governor's Pay Increase for Teachers

The West Virginia Senate Education Committee is proposing a sweeping $1,000 pay raise for teachers.
 
The bill originally proposed a 2 percent raise.
Committee Chair Bob Plymale says they hope the raise will begin to attract highly qualified teachers.
 
He says many teachers across the state are nearing retirement and the committee wants to compete for new teachers nationally.
 
While the committee doesn't feel an across-the-board raise of $1,000 is competitive enough, Plymale says it's a start.

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West Virginia Morning
11:59 am
Thu January 9, 2014

The State of the State Address, Pay Raises for Teachers, Food Bank Still Needing Donations

  Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin delivers his state of the state address. Its highlights include: a pay raise for teachers and state employees, among many other issues. 

  Also, the Huntington Food Bank talks about the post holiday demands on its resources.

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Public Education
2:01 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

WVEA wants higher salaries from lawmakers

The state’s largest teacher’s union announced a new initiative pushing for a competitive salary for teachers and school personnel. Union leaders call the pay increase the next step in improving public education and student achievement across West Virginia.

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