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Florida to approve $800 million for public, charter school teacher compensation

Florida Gov. DeSantis announced Monday
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Posted at 11:45 AM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-21 12:50:52-04

(WTXL) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday that state public and charter school teachers will receive a raise in compensation.

The governor said at a news conference at Renaissance Charter School in Wellington that public and charter school teachers across the state will receive $800 million in initiatives towards compensation.

The governor noted at another news conference Monday at Fleming Island Elementary in Fleming Island that part of the $800 million will increase the average salary for teachers across the state.

According to DeSantis, the increase was part of a line item in the state budget approved by the Florida House of Representatives, the Senate and Gov. DeSantis during this year's legislative session.

The governor said he plans to sign the line item in the budget into law.