Florida teachers will get a pay raise promised by Rick Scott, but it’s not going to prove as fat – or arrive as fast – as many thought.
Scott pushed for a $2,500-across-the-board increase for months. But House and Senate budget negotiators have finalized a pay plan that the state’s largest teachers’ union and many Democrats fear could come up short.
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Teacher pay raise plan
- “Effective” teachers could get $2,500.
- “Highly effective” eligible for $3,500.
- Also eligible: guidance counselors, librarians, school psychologists, social workers, principals and assistant principals.
- Raises effective June 2014.
Source: SB 1500, general appropriations bill for 2013-14