The Duval County School Board and Duval Teachers United have reached a tentative agreement as part of negotiations for a three-year contract for July 2011 to June 30, 2014, according to the school district.
The School Board and the teachers union began meeting during the 2011-12 school year to review financial information and provide a recommendation.
It includes a tentative economic agreement for teachers that includes a one-time bonus of $900 for 2011-12, a step increase or $500 for those at top of salary schedule in 2012-13, and if economically feasible, a step increase or $500 for those at the top of the salary schedule in 2013-14.
The recommendation also includes a tentative non-economic, or non-compensation, agreement language in eight areas. Negotiations in non-economic areas will continue, according to the district.
"This outcome is a result of the parties continued collaboration and commitment to meet the professional needs of our teachers, both economically and non-economically," a school district news release reads.
The district said there will be no increase to the employee non-contributory health care plan, and the co-payment for medical and pharmaceutical purchases remains unchanged.
This tentative agreement is the first three-year agreement between Duval Schools and Duval Teachers United, according to the district. The language must be ratified by the School Board and a majority of the members of Duval Teachers United prior to final execution.
The parties will now begin negotiating the contracts for both the paraprofessionals and United Office Personnel of Duval.