Two Republican senators are pleased that their provisions were included in SB 1644, a teacher pay raise bill passed by the State Senate Tuesday. A provision authored by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, provided larger pay hikes for teachers with masters and doctoral degrees.
A provision authored by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, extended pay increases to school support personnel.
Both provisions were adopted as amendments to the teacher pay raise when the bill was considered by the Senate Education Committee earlier this year.
“We often hear about how much teachers need pay raises and I agree. But support personnel also need an increase in pay, and I am pleased that my proposal was included in the bill passed today by the State Senate,” stated Anderson, R-Enid.
“Republicans strongly support education in Oklahoma. My proposal to provide larger pay hikes to teachers with masters and doctorates will encourage teachers to seek advanced degrees to better serve their students,” said Jolley.