Mississippi House passes bill to cover gap in teacher raise


The Mississippi House has voted to pay the full cost for this year’s teacher pay raise.

The raise was approved during the 2019 session. But, officials later discovered a bureaucratic error in counting teachers.

That error meant too little money was set aside initially.

The bill that passed Thursday will cover the shortfall of more than $18 million.

The bill moves to the Senate for more work. It is expected to be approved there, too. (AP)

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