51 by 51: Pay Raises for Teachers

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51 by 51:
The House Republican Agenda

Over the next seven weeks, we’re going to highlight 51 unique accomplishments of the Republican-led House of Delegates. Yesterday we highlighted the nearly $1 billion tax relief package that puts more money back in the pockets of hard working families. 

In addition to tax relief, the budget passed by the General Assembly includes funding for a five percent teacher pay raise and and $85.7 million in new funding for K-12 education. 

This is the fourth teacher pay raise in six years. 

Our teachers work hard and often end up spending their own money on things like decorating classrooms just to make sure students can learn in an inviting environment. This pay raise is an investment in our teachers and shows them their hard work is needed and appreciated. 

The budget also makes targeted investments in our “at risk” programs because every student deserves a fair shot at an education regardless of their zip code.

To all teachers, thank you for your hard work and dedication!