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Florida governor proposes pay increase, bonuses for teachers

Ron DeSantis
Posted at 6:13 PM, Nov 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-10 18:13:30-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is again proposing to increase teacher wages and to provide another round of bonuses.

DeSantis gave highlights Wednesday of what's to come when he announces his full education budget proposal.

That includes $600 million to raise teacher salaries $1,000 bonuses to the state’s nearly 177,000 teachers and principals.

This year the state used federal pandemic relief money to provide $1,000 bonuses for educators. The Legislature will have final say in the state's spending plan.