Fla.'s Scott Gets $400 Million for Teachers

Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 07:01 PM

By Greg Richter

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The Florida Legislature has approved a $480 million teacher pay raise.

The funding allows districts to develop their own performance plans to award the greatest number of teachers the largest teacher pay raise possible, a press release from Gov. Rick Scott said.

Depending on how districts distribute the funds, there is enough to give each teacher a minimum raise of $2,000 a year -- with some possibly getting $2,500-$3,500.

“Our teachers are some of the best in the nation and they deserve to be rewarded for their great work,” Scott said.

Florida Education Association President Andy Ford praised the efforts by the Republican governor in getting the bill passed.

“Through the collective bargaining process, FEA remains committed to working with local school districts to develop fair, valid, reliable and transparent processes to reward the success of Florida’s teaching force,” Ford said.

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