Teachers; required to be compensated at or above national average. (HB535)

Introduced By

Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Irene Shin (D-Herndon), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


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 2023-24 school year through the 2027-28 school year. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2023. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101792D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB535)
01/24/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
02/01/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Education

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