Today, Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to all Florida superintendents thanking the 16 superintendents and school boards who have worked together to negotiate with unions and ratify collective bargaining agreements for teachers that resulted in pay raises. He also spoke with Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart today to ask her to work with the 51 county school districts who have not reached final agreements to encourage a quick resolution to the final teacher pay raise amount in these districts.

Governor Scott said, “For those districts that have not yet finalized collective bargaining agreements on teacher pay raises, I have asked the Commissioner of Education to provide any support and guidance superintendents need to come to a final agreement quickly. Florida teachers deserve a salary increase, and they should have the benefit of knowing their new salary level as soon as possible so they can best plan for their futures.

To read Governor Scott’s letter click HERE.

Background:

COUNTIES THAT HAVE   FINALIZED NEGOTIATIONS COUNTIES THAT HAVE   NOT FINALIZED NEGOTIATIONS
Baker Brevard
Calhoun Alachua
Citrus Bay
Gulf Bradford
Hendry Broward
Highlands Charlotte
Holmes Clay
Jackson Collier
Leon Columbia
Manatee Miami – Dade
Okaloosa DeSoto
Pasco Dixie
Taylor Duval
Union Escambia
Volusia Flagler
Wakulla Franklin
Gadsden
Gilchrist
Glades
Hamilton
Hardee
Hernando
Hillsborough
Indian River
Jefferson
Lafayette
Lake
Lee
Levy
Liberty
Madison
Marion
Martin
Monroe
Nassau
Okeechobee
Orange
Osceola
Palm Beach
Pinellas
Polk
Putnam
St. Johns
St. Lucie
Santa Rosa
Sarasota
Seminole
Sumter
Suwannee
Walton
Washington
TOTAL – 16 TOTAL – 51

 

 

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