Public elementary and secondary schools; competitive compensation for certain positions. (SB157)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Competitive compensation for certain positions in public elementary and secondary schools. Declares it the goal of the Commonwealth that its public school teachers and all other individuals employed in Standards of Quality-funded positions be compensated at a rate that is competitive, defined as at or above the national average salary for the position, in order to attract and keep highly qualified individuals in such positions. The bill requires state funding to be provided pursuant to the general appropriation act in a sum sufficient to fund a five percent annual pay increase for each such position, effective from the 2023%9624 school year through the 2027%9628 school year, provided that such five percent annual pay increase (i) is subject to a local matching requirement in accordance with each local school board's composite index of local ability-to-pay and (ii) shall be adjusted annually as necessary to account for rebenchmarking and to yield a rate of compensation percentage increase for all Standards of Quality-funded positions that is pegged to providing a competitive average teacher salary in the Commonwealth. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2023. Read the Bill »


01/27/2022: passed committee


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103846D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB157)
01/19/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/27/2022Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/28/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB157CHP)
01/28/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB157)
02/09/2022Continued to 2023 in Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)

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