LITTLE ROCK â€” State researchers say that it would cost Arkansas taxpayers between about $2 million and up to nearly $7 million to increase the minimum starting teacher salary in public schools.
The Bureau of Legislative Research released the report at a state legislative committee Monday, offering several options to raise the current salary for new educators.
The minimum starting salary for teachers with a bachelor's degree and no teaching experience is about $29,200.
A Saline County Quorum Court committee touched on a fiery topic Monday night â€” one that has been brought before the justices of the peace several times in the past year â€”Â but ultimately backed away from the issue without taking any action.
The Finance and Personnel Committee discussed a proposed ordinance that could have regulated what was determined to be the unsafe discharge of a firearm in a congested area of an unincorporated part of the county.