Committee: Ways and Means EducationSponsor: Orr
Analyst: Daniel DavenportDate: 04/19/2021


Senate Bill 188 as passed the Senate provides for a 2% salary increase for public education employees of the several local boards of education, the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB), the Department of Youth Services School District (except employees covered under the state's merit system), the Alabama School of Fine Arts, the Alabama High School of Mathematics and Science, the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering and the two-year postsecondary institutions under the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Community College System for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2021. The total estimated cost of this salary increase is $86.1 million, including the associated retirement and FICA, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022 and each year thereafter.

In addition, the act will increase the obligations of the funds of the various local boards of education for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022 and each year thereafter by undetermined amounts dependent upon the extent that local boards of education have employees paid from federal or local funds or provide a pay raise on salary supplements.

 Bill Poole, Chair
Ways and Means Education