NDEA President Disappointed by Republican Rejection of Teacher Salary Amendment

NDEA on Senate’s Rejection of Salary Amendment


Statement from NDEA President Dakota Draper on the State Senate’s Rejection of the Minimum Teacher Salary Amendment

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 12, 2013) “The North Dakota Education Association is disappointed in yesterday’s decision by the State Senate to reject the Minimum Teacher Salary Amendment. This decision flies in the face of common sense and public consensus.

“Despite our state’s newfound prosperity and record budget surplus, North Dakota’s teachers remain among the lowest paid in the nation. Almost 70 percent of …

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Senate Republicans Vote Against Raising Teacher Pay

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Alison Kelly(701) 595-2587

Senate GOP Votes Against Raising Teacher Pay

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – During floor debate in the North Dakota Senate today, the majority party voted down raising starting teacher salaries to $32,000 on a partisan 14 to 31 vote with two Senators absent.

Senator Joan Heckaman, D-New Rockford, member of the Senate Education Committee put forth a floor amendment to raise the starting minimum teacher salary from $22,500, as it stands in North Dakota Century Code currently, to $32,000.

“North Dakota teachers …

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Legislature Must Take Action for Western North Dakota

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Alison Kelly(701) 595-2587

Dem-NPL: Legislature Must Take Action to Meet “Moral Obligation” to Western North DakotaGroup sets forth plan to restore over $146 million in cuts to funding for roads, hospitals and human services in oil impacted communities

(BISMARCK, N.D.) – Dem-NPL legislative leaders today unveiled a plan aimed at restoring funding for roads, hospitals, and human services in oil-impacted communities originally contained in HB 1358. The legislators’ actions come on the heels of the Senate GOP majority’s vote last week …

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