Teachers; required to be compensated at or above national average. (HB1915)

Introduced By

Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Teacher compensation; at or above national average. Requires that public school teachers be compensated at a rate that is at or above the national average. Under current law, compensation at such rate is aspirational. The bill requires state funding to be provided pursuant to the general appropriation act in a sum sufficient to fund a 4.5 percent annual increase for public school teacher salaries, effective from the 2022-23 school year through the 2026-27 school year. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102475D
01/10/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2021Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Appropriations
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/18/2021Reported from Education (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1915)
01/22/2021Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1915)
02/05/2021Left in Appropriations