In an effort to bring more teachers into the state of Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation last week to raise teacher minimum salaries to $40,000. Superintendent of Taylorville School District Chris Dougherty is happy for this move and feels our teachers need to be paid like professionals.
Dr. Dougherty says Taylorville School District is already ahead of the game and has raised salaries already.
Dr. Dougherty also says that State and Federal dollars help some of those communities that won’t be able to come up with the funds to pay teachers if the area has to get caught up to that minimum salary.
The current track is to have teachers make at least $40,000 a year by the first day of school in 2023.