Duval County teachers predict ‘very, very bad situation’ for school staffing
Voters in Duval County will decide on August 23, whether the district will raise the county’s property taxes by one millage rate as a means of funding teacher pay increases and improvement of Duval County Public Schools’ arts and athletic programs.
Proposed DCPS property tax increase would generate $81M, address historic teacher shortage
The Duval County School Board is poised to discuss an official proposal to ask voters for a one-mill increase to the county’s property tax rate in order to fund salary increases for teachers and reduce the record number of vacant staffing positions.
Florida’s much-touted pay raise leaves experienced teachers feeling ignored
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – At least half of the full-time teachers in Florida could get a pay raise under a new funding measure signed Thursday by Gov. The I-TEAM examined the median salary of fulltime teachers reported by the state’s 73 districts or entities. In other words, those 57 districts paid more than half their fulltime teachers less than $47,500 last year. Below is a breakdown of median teacher salaries for the districts in northeast Florida. “It’s a good thing that we’re putting money in teacher salaries,” said Justin Vogel, chief negotiator, St. John’s Education Association.