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Democrats Push to Increase Starting Teacher Pay

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North Dakota democrats say they will continue to fight to raise the starting teacher wage nearly $10,000.

The current starting teacher salary is $22,500.

It has not been raised since 2003.

The Governor included money to raise the starting wage five thousand dollars.

That plan would effect 100 teachers in nine districts.

A group of democrats say that's not enough.

Senator Joan Heckaman says she plans to amend the K-12 funding bill when it comes to the Senate floor later this week.

The amendment would make the average starting wage of $32,000 be the minimum starting teacher salary for all teachers.

Heckaman's previous attempts to change the bill have failed.

Sen. Joan Heckaman, a democrat from New Rockford, says,"We have top notch teachers coming out of our colleges and universities other state's covert them. Lets keep them here. These trained individuals are leaving for states with higher salaries, increased benefits and better retirement."

Increasing the starting wage for teachers to $32,000 would effect 2400 teachers.

The increase over the Governor's proposal is estimated to cost $4.7 million.

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