Leon Co. Teachers Ratify New Contract with Salary Increases

Teacher pay
Posted at 9:43 PM, Mar 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-04 17:01:23-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County teachers approve a new contract with $9 million worth of salary increases over the next two years.

According to Leon County spokesperson Chris Petley, the Leon County School District reached an agreement with the Leon Classroom Teachers Association in February, but the ratification vote took place on Tuesday, March 3. Petley said 97% supported the new agreement.

"I feel very strongly that we have the best teachers in the nation," said Superintendent Jackie Pons. "Our teacher's greatly deserve this. We are very thankful for their service and it is because of them that LCS is one of the highest performing districts in the state."

The District says the new salary model will correct old problems and serve as a foundation for state mandated Performance Pay.

A comment by the Leon Classroom Teachers Association was not immediately available.

Petley says the Leon County School Board will vote on the new agreement at their meeting on March 10.