If a proposed Senate bill passes, Texas teachers could see an extra $5K!!

SB 3 is the title of the bill, filed by Republican Senator Jane Nelson which seeks to get Texas classroom teachers the extra money.

“The most important investment we can make in education is our teachers,” Nelson said in a released statement. “They are the key factor in preparing our students for success. Teaching has always been a labor of love, but we need to elevate the profession, recruit the best and brightest to the classrooms and compensate our teachers for the critical role they play in shaping the future of Texas.” - KTSM

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has also shown support for the bill and both Gov. Greg Abbott and Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen have emphasized the importance of school finance for Texas.  Hopefully, the rest of the Senate will see things their way!!