Bill Text: VA HB1915 | 2021 | Regular Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Teachers; required to be compensated at or above national average.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 38-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2021-02-05 - Left in Appropriations [HB1915 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2021-HB1915-Prefiled.html
Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 10, 2021
A BILL to amend and reenact §22.1-289.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to teacher compensation; at or above national average.
Patron-- Mugler
Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §22.1-289.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§22.1-289.1. Teacher compensation; biennial review required.

It is a goal of the Commonwealth that its public Public school teachers shall be compensated at a rate that is competitive in order to attract and keep highly qualified teachers. As used in this section, "competitive" means, at a minimum, at or above the national average teacher salary. The Department of Education shall conduct a biennial review of the compensation of teachers and shall consider the Commonwealth's compensation for teachers relative to the national average teacher salary. The results of these reviews shall be reported to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Board of Education by June 1 of each odd-numbered year.

2. That the provisions of this act shall become effective on July 1, 2022.

3. That state funding shall be provided pursuant to the general appropriation act in a sum sufficient to fund a 4.5 percent annual increase for public school teacher salaries, effective from the 202223 school year through the 202627 school year.