Bill Proposes Salary Cut, Moving Funds into Schools

Senate Bill 2069 proposed by Senator Joey Fillingane, reads that the salary of the State Superintendent of Education shall not exceed that of the Governor.

Current state superintendent Carey Wright’s current base salary sits at $307,125. If this bill were to pass, effective July 1, 2016, her pay could not exceed that of the governor. The current base salary for the governor in the Magnolia state is $122,160. That’s a nearly $185,000

This bill in similar fashion has been proposed and died twice before; once in 2011 and again in last year’s legislative session.