Governor McMaster's Education Budget

Jan 18, 2019

Credit Russ McKinney/SC Public Radio

Work is underway at the Statehouse on next year’s $9 Billion state budget which is expected to pump money into reforming the state’s public education system.

Gov. McMaster sent his budget recommendations to the legislature this week.  He calls for a 5 percent pay raise for teachers at a cost of about $155 Million, $36 Million for colleges aimed at holding down tuition,  and over $48 Million to put more trained police officers and mental health counselors  in schools.

McMaster’s budget also recommends $100 million dollars to pay for infrastructure to lure businesses into the state’s poorest school districts. The Governor again vowed to fix education in the state.