Vote Coming Wednesday on Teacher Raises

The West Virginia Senate has postponed voting on a bill to raise all teacher salaries $1,000. The bill was scheduled for a vote on Tuesday but has been held over until today. The bill also sets a goal to increase the state's minimum salary for entry-level teachers to $43,000 by 2019. The minimum salary in West Virginia is currently $27,917. According to the West Virginia Education Association, the state ranks 48th in the country for teacher pay. The bill also sets around a 2 percent raise for school service personnel. If passed by the Senate today, the bill will advance to the House.