Senate Bill 2113: Critical Race Theory

Committee Education; Colleges and Universities Author Michael McLendon Session 2022 Session Read our analysis of this bill and what it may mean for history instruction in classrooms. SB 2113 would prohibit K-12 public schools and public institutions of higher learning (IHLs) from compelling students to “affirm, adopt or adhere to” the idea that any “sex,…

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Senate Bill 2113: Critical Race Theory

Senate Bill 2425: State Superintendent Salary

Committee Education; Universities and Colleges Author Dennis DeBar, Jr. Session 2022 Session SB 2425 would limit the salary of the State Superintendent of Public Education, the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Commissioner, and the Executive Director of the Community College Board to no more than $250,000. Current occupants of these positions may retain their present…

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Senate Bill 2425: State Superintendent Salary

Senate Bill 2444: Teacher Pay

Committee Education; Appropriations Author Dennis DeBar Session 2022 Session Senate Bill 2444 would adjust the salary schedule for Mississippi public school teachers to provide a raise of at least $3,000 over two years, depending on a teacher’s years of experience and highest degree held. The starting salary for a Class A (bachelor’s degree level) teacher…

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Senate Bill 2444: Teacher Pay

House Bill 530: Teacher Pay

Committee Education; Appropriations Author Richard Bennett Session 2022 Session House Bill 530 would adjust the salary schedule for Mississippi public school teachers to provide a raise of at least $4,000 for all teachers, as well as a raise of up to $6,000 for some early career teachers. This would bring the starting salary for a…

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House Bill 530: Teacher Pay

House Bill 1059: Teacher Licensure

Committee Education Author Kevin Felsher Session 2022 Session House Bill 1059 would adjust criteria for teacher licensure in a number of ways, including the addition of a performance-based route for bypassing subject matter competency requirements. Other changes include allowing the State Board of Education to set qualifying scores and a minimum GPA for licensure, as…

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House Bill 1059: Teacher Licensure

Senate Bill 2415: MAEP Amendments

Committee Education; Appropriations Author Dennis DeBar Session 2022 Session Senate Bill 2415 allows for possible amendments to Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), the funding formula for public schools in Mississippi. As written, the only change under SB 2415 is that excused absences would no longer count towards “average daily attendance” (ADA) for districts. However, as…

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Senate Bill 2415: MAEP Amendments