Fla. County Wants Teachers to Return Mistaken Raises

Friday, 26 Aug 2011 04:46 AM

By Andra Varin

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Two years ago, the Broward School District in Florida made a mistake and gave about 158 teachers a salary raise. The district paid an extra $193,551 — and now it wants that money back.
 
But that’s a lot easier said than done. The Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported Thursday that 18 of those teachers have since resigned or lost their jobs, giving them very little incentive to pay up.
 
Adding to the difficulty — the district doesn’t have a set policy on when to see repayment in such cases — or how to go about getting it. Two months ago, when then-Superintendent Jim Notter learned that around 59 teachers at three vocational centers had been overpaid, he decided to let it go, even though the error cost the district about $1 million last year, the Sun-Sentinel said.
 
Interim Superintendent Donnie Carter has not said how he plans to get back the money in the case of the 158 teachers, or whom the district would pursue.
 
However, one teacher told the Sun-Sentinel the district is seeking $300 to $400 from her. She said she planned to pay it back in $5 installments.


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