Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Alliance Call to Action

TEACHER SALARY INCREASE TO BE HEARD IN HOUSE 
COMMITTEE PLEASE ACT NOW!

The bill we asked you to act on last week, SB 2892 (Manar, D-Bunker Hill) is scheduled to be heard in the House Elementary & Secondary Education: Licensing, Administration & Oversight Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, May 29 th at 9:30 a.m. The bill would require mandatory salary increases for teachers statewide. Under the Minimum Salary section of the School Code, schools would be required to pay teachers an annual salary increase, up to $40,000 over 5 school years if they are receiving a salary less than $40,000 per year.

Please review details HERE from the May 22 “Alliance Call to Action.”

It is imperative that you contact your State Representative and the members of the Committee and ask for a NO VOTE on SB 2892!
  1. Click HERE to call or send a message to each of the members of the House Education Licensing, Administration & Oversight Committee explaining what this legislation will cost your district in dollars and program/staff cuts.
  2. Click HERE to send a note to your legislator. Please edit the message to include the financial impact of this legislation on your school district. “This measure will cost our district $___ dollars to comply, which could mean laying off staff, cutting programs, etc.” Information regarding how much this mandate will cost your district and cuts you’d have to consider to comply, are most compelling.
  3. Please SHARE THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF THIS LEGISLATION with your legislators, members of the committee, and with us at mbuch@iasb.com.