On Monday, March 4, the Education Committte in Augusta will hear testimony on two proposals that will increase the minimum teacher salary in Maine. 

The minimum teacher salary is currently $30,000. One of the bills will increase the salary to $40,000 and the other to a minimum of $50,000. 

Educators across Maine are speaking out on the issue, sharing their stories about why this increase is crucial not only for their livelihoods but necessary if the State wants to attract and retain quality teachers for our students. 

Listen to these two educators as they detail their reasons to support this increase, and share your story with lawmakers-use this link: http://cqrcengage.com/neame/app/onestep-write-a-letter?1&engagementId=497057

This is a chance for educators to have a voice in something that directly affects your lives-make your voice heard! 

Ally Loukas, first grade teacher at Milbridge Elementary
Dustin Foss, Special Education teacher at Milbridge Elementary