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Key panel OKs New Mexico teacher salary bill

Key panel OKs New Mexico teacher salary bill

The Associated Press
January 23, 2019 03:32 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A key committee has approved a proposal that would incrementally increase minimum salaries for New Mexico teachers and principals.

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The bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Mimi Stewart passed the House Education Committee on Wednesday with bipartisan support amid a push to give New Mexico educators pay hikes.

Under the plan, the starting salary for Level 1 teachers would go from $36,000 a year to $40,000 in 2020. The salary eventually would jump to $45,000 by 2022.

The proposal also calls for Level 2 teacher pay jumps from $44,000 a year to $55,000 by 2022.

Level 3 teacher pay would go from $54,000 to $65,000 by 2022.

Republican Sen. Craig Brandt of Rio Rancho says the bill makes educator salaries more competitive with other nearby states.

Track this bill during the 2019 legislative session

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