Alabama teachers likely to receive three percent raise from state

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – Teachers across the state are likely to see a three percent pay raise from the purposed education budget for 2019.

It’s a top item on the legislative agenda as state legislators return to their annual session on March 5th.
 
“They won’t see it until October 1st,” Representative Steve Clouse said.”I also think that in the budget there will be a proposal to make sure the health insurance doesn’t go up on education employees as well as state employees.”
 
State school superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey feels this raise for teachers in Alabama is well needed.
 
“I’ve said I really hope there is a teacher raise,” Mackey said.  “I’ve been telling legislators and others that I think we need to look at a time to give our teachers a raise because they work very hard and they deserve it.”

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