LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas House panel has endorsed a proposal to raise minimum teacher salaries in the state by $4,000 over the next four years.
The House Education Committee on Tuesday approved the bill that would raise the minimum teacher salary districts must pay to $36,000 by the 2022-2023 school year. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has called for setting aside $60 million for school districts that are paying less than the new minimum requirements to comply with the legislation.