Teacher Salary Increases, SREB States
Legislatures in many SREB states took action to increase teacher salaries for the 2019-20 school year. This table summarizes those actions across the region.
|South Carolina||4% to 10.6%|
|Texas||$5,500 to $9,000 increase in statewide minimum salary schedule steps|
|Virginia||3% on July 1, 2019, plus an additional 2% on September 1, 2019|
|West Virginia||5% average|
1 Salaries are determined at the local level via collective bargaining; legislators appropriated funds sufficient to provide $2,000 across-the-board raises, but it is up to the districts to budget as such.
2 Funding for the raise was provided through the state funding formula so non-formula-funded employees do not automatically receive this; also, some districts have “strategic waivers” that may allow them to opt out of mandated salary increases.
3 Districts were allowed to provide differentiated raises as long as the increases averaged $1,220.
4 Legislators provided additional formula funds for the increases, but local districts determine funding allocations and some teacher salaries are paid with non-formula funds.