Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: February 28, 2006
Sen. Clark Jolley
Sen. Patrick Anderson
GOP Senators Pleased Their Provisions Included in Teacher
Pay Hike Bill
Two Republican senators are pleased that
their provisions were included in SB 1644, a teacher
pay raise bill passed by the State Senate Tuesday. A
provision authored by Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, provided
larger pay hikes for teachers with masters and doctoral
A provision authored by Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid,
extended pay increases to school support personnel.
Both provisions were adopted as amendments to the teacher
pay raise when the bill was considered by the Senate
Education Committee earlier this year.
“We often hear about how much teachers need pay
raises and I agree. But support personnel also need
an increase in pay, and I am pleased that my proposal
was included in the bill passed today by the State Senate,”
stated Anderson, R-Enid.
“Republicans strongly support education in Oklahoma.
My proposal to provide larger pay hikes to teachers
with masters and doctorates will encourage teachers
to seek advanced degrees to better serve their students,”
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