WINGSPAN

  • Seniors participating in the Baccalaureate Ceremony this Sunday wear their graduation gown. No cap, red stole or cords.

  • FISD FEF Scholarship Night 6 p.m. Tuesday at Comerica Center

  • Class of 2019 graduation 7 p.m. May 31 at the Ford Center

Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

Texas+House+Speaker+Dennis+Bonnen+vowed+to+make+public+education+funding+his+top+priority+after+years+of+inequity%2C+property+tax+hikes%2C+and+band-aid+solutions.+While+legislators+are+still+awaiting+the+main+funding+bill%2C+this+legislation+would+see+teachers+get+a+four-figure+raise
Back to Article
Back to Article

Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen vowed to make public education funding his top priority after years of inequity, property tax hikes, and band-aid solutions. While legislators are still awaiting the main funding bill, this legislation would see teachers get a four-figure raise

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen vowed to make public education funding his top priority after years of inequity, property tax hikes, and band-aid solutions. While legislators are still awaiting the main funding bill, this legislation would see teachers get a four-figure raise

Lucas Barr

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen vowed to make public education funding his top priority after years of inequity, property tax hikes, and band-aid solutions. While legislators are still awaiting the main funding bill, this legislation would see teachers get a four-figure raise

Lucas Barr

Lucas Barr

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen vowed to make public education funding his top priority after years of inequity, property tax hikes, and band-aid solutions. While legislators are still awaiting the main funding bill, this legislation would see teachers get a four-figure raise

Melody Tavallaee, Managing Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Senate Bill 3, a bill that would give classroom teachers across the state of Texas a $5,000 raise was unanimously approved by the Texas Senate Committee on Finance on Monday.  

“The goal of Senate Bill 3 is to provide a well-deserved, across-the-board, permanent $5,000 pay raise for every classroom teacher in Texas,” Flower Mound Republican Jane Nelson said in an article with Dallas Morning News. “I can’t promise for every future Legislature. But I’ll say this, they’re going to have to undo it.

The bill hones in on the education system in Texas with the hope it will help academic programs throughout the state.

“Senate Bill 3 deserves high praise for putting a legislative focus on our teachers,” member of the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation Kara Belew said in an article with Dallas Morning News. “ [The] money must be spent on the most effective programs.”

The pay raise is seen as a reward to art teacher Pernie Fallon, who says teachers are deserving of more recognition for their efforts and hard work.

“I’m be happy about it; I think it’s deserved by most teachers, the work that teachers do is usually unrecognized and it also goes without thanks or gratitude,” Fallon said. “Teachers spend a lot more time at their job than what they’re paid for and it would just be an affirmation of what they’re doing is the right thing.”

About the Contributors
Melody Tavallaee, Managing Editor

Melody Tavallaee is a senior who joined Wingspan during her sophomore year. One of her greatest passions is iced coffee and you can almost always find...

Lucas Barr, Editor-in-chief

Lucas Barr is a junior entering his third year of newspaper. After two years as a staff reporter, he is returning as editor-in-chief. He plays the violin,...

Leave a Comment

Wingspan intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. Wingspan does not allow anonymous comments and requires the person's first and last name along with a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments. To see our full Comment Policy, visit libertywingspan.com/about/

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

    News

    Year’s work on display at ISM Final Presentation Night

  • Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

    News

    Local doctor hosts health walk

  • Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

    News

    Animal shelter looks to find home in Frisco

  • Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

    News

    Police interaction at the core of newly implemented legislation

  • Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

    News

    School board talks budget and honors students

  • Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

    News

    Registration for summer school now open

  • Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

    News

    The Star welcomes a new sport

  • Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

    News

    Expansion of Frisco Public Library gets voter approval

  • Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

    News

    Library becomes hot spot for passport applications

  • Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval

    News

    Students without STAAR get late arrival

Navigate Right
The student news site of Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas
Teacher pay raise bill gets committee approval