The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Brooke Stroyke
Office of the Governor 

Gianforte Signs TEACH Act to Increase Starting Teacher Pay


March 10, 2021

Governor Greg Gianforte signed the TEACH Act into law at Sacajawea Elementary School in Great Falls on Friday, March 3, 2021.

The TEACH Act, or Tomorrow's Educators Are Coming Home Act, provides $2.5 million in incentives to improve starting teacher pay. Currently, Montana has the lowest average starting teacher pay in the country.

"This new law will help increase starting teacher pay and make it easier for tomorrow's educators to stay in Montana or come back home," Governor Gianforte said. "Democrats and Republicans in the legislature delivered on this bill to strengthen our classrooms...

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