House Bill 1365
Prohibits school districts from reducing local supplement for assistant teachers after legislature provides a raise; increases minimum salary for assistant teachers.
Conferees failed to file a conference report for HB 1365 by the March 27 deadline, causing this bill to die in conference.
Explanation of the Bill
House Bill 1365 would prohibit school districts from reducing local supplements for assistant teachers in years that the state gives them a raise. School districts that violate this provision would be subject to a reduction in MAEP funding.
School districts can boost assistant teachers’ salaries by providing local supplements. Mississippi Today reported that some districts decreased these local supplements last year after assistant teachers received a raise from the state. HB 1365 would help prevent this phenomenon, in addition to raising the minimum salary of assistant teachers by $3,000.
The version of HB 1365 that passed the House would have increased the minimum salary of assistant teachers from $17,000 to $20,000. Due to the Senate Education Committee’s amendment, the bill no longer includes this salary increase.
|1/16/23||On January 16, HB 1365 was referred to the House Education Committee.|
|1/25/23||On January 25, the House Education Committee passed HB 1365.|
|2/6/23||On February 6, the House amended and passed HB 1365.|
|2/14/23||On February 14, HB 1365 was referred to the Senate Education Committee.|
|2/28/23||On February 28, the Senate Education Committee passed a “strike-all” amendment to HB 1365 that replaced the original bill with language from Senate Bill 2811.|
|3/7/23||On March 7, the Senate passed the amended version of HB 1365.|
|3/23/23||On March 23, the House invited conference on HB 1365. House conferees include Richard Bennett, Kent McCarty, and Dana McLean. Senate conferees include Dennis DeBar, Nicole Boyd, and John Polk.|
|3/27/23||Conferees failed to file a conference report for HB 1365 by the March 27 deadline, causing this bill to die in conference.|