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.