Republicans in the Iowa House plan a private meeting today to talk about teacher pay. G-O-P leaders say they’ve decided to spend about 40-million dollars in the coming year on the project to boost teacher compensation, but details of the package have not been decided. For example, lawmakers from rural areas resist the idea of a raising the minimum teacher salary. The legislature may give school districts the option of participating in the new program to change the way teachers are paid. House Speaker Brent Siegrist of Council Bluffs says the 56 republicans in the house will meet behind closed doors for several hours, discussing the issues.
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