COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - A South Carolina Senate committee approved Tuesday a measure to reinstate some teacher step raises in this year’s budget.
The proposal would restore “step increase” raises that amount to several hundred dollars a year given as teachers gain experience.
Legislators paused the pay bumps last spring due to uncertainty of how the COVID-19 pandemic might affect the economy. Lawmakers agreed to dedicate up to $50 million to restoring the raises for the current school year.
The resolution now heads to the full Senate floor for a vote.
House representatives passed a slightly different version of the resolution earlier this year.