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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

South Carolina Education Oversight Committee Recommends Teacher Pay Freeze and No Board Certification Bonus!

The Education Oversight Committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend teacher pay be frozen for the coming fiscal year. The State newspaper reported the average teacher salary in South Carolina is $47,376.

The committee also recommended the state stop giving a $7,500 annual bonus to teachers who earn national board certification in the future. The panel said those in the process of becoming certified would qualify and those with the certification would continue to get the bonus.

The recommendations will go to the General Assembly, which will start work on the  budget in January 09. Sales tax collections have dropped nearly 11 percent this year because of the downturn in the economy.

Information from: The State,

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