Teacher pay rules are off the chopping block for the Ohio House

COLUMBUS, Ohio - House leaders have dropped a plan to kill the minimum pay scale for teachers across Ohio.

Provisions in House Bill 343 would have eliminated a state requirement that teachers be paid a minimum amount based on their education level and years of experience.

But House leaders this morning removed those provisions, sending HB 343 to the full House without any reference to the pay schedule. The adjusted bill - described on the House floor as a "clean-up bill" that makes many small changes to previous laws - passed, with nobody raising any objections.

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