Teacher Compensation Review Board Takes No Action After First Meeting

(WNAX) — The Teacher Compensation Review Board met for the first time this week in Pierre. The board was set up as part of the half cent sales tax increase passed two years ago to fund higher teacher pay.  Following a review of teacher pay across the country, Representative Julie Bartling of Gregory says she still questions if the funding formula is enough…

School districts must increase teacher pay each year to stay within the funding rules.
Senator Deb Soholt of Sioux Falls says she would like to let the current formula work for a few years…

Senator Jim Bolin of Canton says all the goals of the law will depend on the state’s economy…

The board took no action at this meeting and will meet again on August twenty ninth.