Oklahoma House passes pay increase for teachers

Oklahoma House passes pay increase for teachers

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (TNN) - The Oklahoma House of Representatives have passed a bill which would give teachers an additional $1,200 pay increase.

House Bill 1780 was passed out of the House with a unanimous 94-0 vote.

Last year, the Oklahoma legislature passed House Bill 1010XX which gave teachers an average of $6,100 pay raise after teachers walked out and protested at the State Capitol.

According to a press release, there are several more measures to address education making their way through the legislative process. Those measures include a $1,000 tax credit for teachers who purchase supplies for their classrooms, a bill that would allow retired teachers to return to the classroom at a much higher salary than currently allowed, a bill that would substantially increase the “in lieu of” amount for teachers that opt out of receiving the flex benefit allowance and a bill that would allow school districts to pay student teachers.

House Bill 1780 now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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