Indiana Commissioners discuss pay increase for teachers during Evansville input session

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Teachers in Indiana may see an increase in pay in the future.

This is a part of Governor Eric Holcomb’s effort to make teacher pay competitive with surrounding states.

He announced the start of some input sessions earlier this month.

Today one of those sessions was held in Evansville.

Several teachers attended that meeting to share their feelings about their pay.

The advisory council was also there to hear those concerns.

“Teachers nationwide are challenged by our economy and the structural gap between the competitive pay for teachers and other professions. There’s an undeniable challenge that may result in widespread teacher shortages, this is a matter that is well understood nationally. It’s time to act on it,” says Michael Smith, chairman of Next Level Teacher Pay Commission.

The commission will deliver the recommendations to the governor and the general assembly prior to the 20-21 legislative session.

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(This story was originally published on August 24, 2019)

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