Today, Governor Rick Scott issued a statement on the Senate’s budget proposal that funds teacher pay raises.

Governor Scott said, “I want to thank Senate President Don Gaetz, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Joe Negron and Senate Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Bill Galvano for recognizing Florida’s great teachers by including $480 million for teacher pay raises in the initial, proposed education budget. Thanks to our teachers, Florida has experienced incredible gains in performance, including ranking 6th nationally for overall quality of education, our fourth-graders ranking second internationally for reading scores, and Florida teachers earning the highest overall grade in the nation for teacher quality, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality. I look forward to continuing to work with the Legislature to ensure our teachers are rewarded for their accomplishments.”




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