So far, a 2% pay increase, but with revenues strong - TEA works for more. Time we pass our neighbor to the south
Last week the governor unveiled the state budget during his State of the State address, and continued to make K-12 investment a top priority. Gov. Haslam highlighted $212 million in new spending, with $55 million is dedicated to teacher pay. This amounts to about a 2 percent increase in state funding for teacher salaries, about half of the growth from last year.