Texas senate passes bill to increase teacher pay

Posted at 9:51 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 23:18:15-05

A bill was unanimously passed that could increase teacher salary by $5,000 for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

Barton Jacques, a KISD teacher for 12 years and former KISD teacher of the year, explained that a $5,000 Increase would be a game changer. He went on to explain that many teachers take on side jobs or extra hours after school or during the summer to supplement their income.

With this upcoming potential $5,000 raise, many lives of the educational industry in Texas could be change for the better.