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Gov. Justice signs bill to give teachers, state workers multi-year raises

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill that will provide multi-year pay raises for teachers, State Police and school service personnel. (WCHS/WVAH)

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill that will provide multi-year pay raises for teachers, State Police and school service personnel.

Under Senate Bill 267, teachers will receive a 2 percent raise for the first year, then a 1 percent raise for the next two years. State police and school personnel will receive a 2 percent raise the first year and a 1 percent raise the second year.

The 2 percent pay raise will go into effect in July.

The bill will provide more than $119 million in pay increases to teachers, service personnel and State Police over the next three years.

“We need to keep our kids and teachers in the classroom,” Justice said in a release. “We certainly recognize our teachers are underpaid and this is a step in the right direction to addressing their pay issue. The PEIA board has also voted to approve changes I recommended - I’ve asked and the PEIA board has voted to eliminate the mandated participation in the Go365 program, the use of combined household income to determine rates, and to freeze the plan for 16 months while we examine it and enact a long-term solution to the PEIA problems. Now we need to turn our focus back to continuing public education reforms and making our state educational system the best in the country.”

All 55 counties will not have school on Thursday or Friday (with the exception of Ohio County, which has not decided at this time) due to a statewide teacher walkout that the Attorney General's Office has called illegal.



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