AUSTIN – Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, today filed SB 19, providing pay and benefit increases for Texas teachers.
"This is the most important investment we can make in the future of our state,” Senator Nelson, a former sixth-grade teacher, said. “Quality teachers are the key to a good education, and a good education is more precious than gold.”
SB 19 provides career bonuses in the current budget cycle, increases classroom teacher salaries beginning in 2020, and bolsters the Teacher Retirement System. Specifically, it provides:
"Our teachers deserve this for their service to our state," Senator Nelson said. "As a former teacher and a mother and sister of teachers, I understand this is a labor of love, but we can and should do a better job of retaining our teachers and attracting the best and brightest to education. There is no profession that will have a more significant impact on the success of our state."
SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.
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