Lawmakers Will Consider Bill to Raise Teacher Pay

Right now, lawmakers are considering how to end a teacher shortage in Oklahoma.

A teacher raise is one solution now and part of a house bill that would give teachers 2-thousand dollars more.

Sand Springs is one district that has felt the pressure of the shortage of teachers. Science teacher, Kenneth Cole says he supports the $2,000 raise that has been proposed. But he says it is just a start.

"That is not nearly enough. It's a wonderful beginning and I wouldn't expect them to make up for what is going on since 2008," he said.

The raise would help attract teachers, according to administrators in Sand Springs, who say it took them half a year to find one librarian.