Some Florida teachers still waiting on pay raises

By: | January 14, 2021

Teachers in 23 Florida school districts have not seen pay increases promised by the Legislature when it approved spending $500 million last year to raise educator salaries.

The state has approved salary-distribution plans for 44 districts, clearing the way for teachers to get pay increases. But that leaves about a third of the state’s 67 districts unable to distribute their shares of the money.

Jacob Oliva, chancellor of the Division of Public Schools at the Florida Department of Education, told the State Board of Education that about 50 percent of teachers in the state have received pay increases.

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