Teachers hoping for a raise won’t be seeing one this year.
Sunday, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would increase a teacher’s minimum salary to $40,000 over the next five years.
“Teachers are our greatest asset in ensuring the future of our youth, and they deserve to be well-compensated for their hard work,” Rauner said. “Minimum pay legislation is neither the most efficient nor the most effective way to compensate our teachers.”
Illinois legislators had initially approved the bill in May.
The law currently states that minimum salary for a teacher, with less than a bachelor’s degree, is $9,000.