|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Teachers; required to be compensated at or above national average.
Requires public school teachers to be compensated at a rate that is at or above the national average. Under current law, compensation at such rate is aspirational. The foregoing provisions of the bill have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2025. The bill requires funding to be provided on an incremental basis pursuant to the general appropriation act to implement such teacher compensation rate by the effective date.
Patrons-- Mugler, Avoli, Cole, J.G., Coyner, Hope, Jenkins, Lopez, Rasoul, Samirah, Simonds, Subramanyam and Ward
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 22.1-289.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 22.1-289.1. Teacher compensation; biennial review required.
It is a goal of the
Commonwealth that its public Public school
teachers shall be compensated at a rate
that is competitive in order to attract and keep highly qualified teachers. As
used in this section, "competitive" means, at a minimum, at or above
the national average teacher salary. The Director of Human Resource Management
shall conduct a biennial review of the compensation of teachers and other
occupations requiring similar education and training and shall consider the
Commonwealths compensation for teachers relative to member states in the
Southern Regional Education Board. The results of these reviews shall be
reported to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Board of Education by
June 1 of each odd-numbered year.
2. That the provisions of the first enactment of this act shall become effective on July 1, 2025.
3. That state funding shall be provided on an incremental basis pursuant to the general appropriation act to implement the provisions of the first enactment of this act by July 1, 2025.
|Martha M. Mugler||D-Richmond||Sponsor|
|Jeion A. Ward||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Shelly A. Simonds||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Ibraheem S. Samirah||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Alfonso H. Lopez||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Clinton L. Jenkins||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Patrick A. Hope||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Carrie E. Coyner||R-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|Joshua G. Cole||D-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|G. John Avoli||R-Richmond||Cosponsor|
|01/27/2020||House||House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 3-N)|
|01/15/2020||House||House: Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ|
|12/29/2019||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102564D|
|12/29/2019||House||House: Referred to Committee on Education|