New Bill Introduced To Compensate Teachers For Overtime Pay

By: Heather Haley Email
By: Heather Haley Email

The state of Kentucky is working on ways to compensate teachers for all the extra hours they put in.

House Bill 222 was introduced by Representative Rick Nelson to specify when teachers should get overtime pay.

Susan Brock is a fourth grade teacher and she says the overtime would be very helpful because her day doesn't end at 3 o'clock.

"Because we have papers to grade, we have lesson plans to do and to be a really good teacher in the classroom, you have to plan accordingly. Otherwise you're not going to get what you need to get to your kids," said Fourth Grade Teacher Susan Brock.

Representative Nelson says another bill would help the school districts. House Bill 326, if passed, would send unused SEEK funds, also called Support Education Excellence in Kentucky funds, to school districts across the state.


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