‘We need to find a way to pay them more’: Utah governor pushes for better salaries to retain, recruit more teachers during shortage

Heather Rogers teaches 5th grade at John Hancock Charter School in Pleasant Grove,/ Rick Egan/ The Salt Lake Tribune

By Courtney Tanner | The Salt Lake City Tribune

Gov. Gary Herbert is pleading Utah teachers to stay in their classrooms and for those who have left to come back.

The statewide shortage of educators, he said, is dire. And a big part of that, he suggested, is low salaries.

“We need to find a way to pay them more,” Herbert said during a Wednesday news conference. “We need to recruit and retain the best and the brightest.”

The appeal is the latest from Herbert on education. It comes after the governor has spent much of the summer visiting schools across the state, testing out different security features to stop would-be shooters and speaking with counselors and administrators about what else can be improved. After the fact-finding mission — meant to inform his draft of the upcoming state budget — he said teacher retention “has got us the most concerned.”

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