Brevard Public Schools Discuss Teacher Salary Increases, Bonus Offers During Contract Talks – WFTV

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A six-hour contract discussion on Wednesday led to progress by Brevard Public Schools and the teachers’ union, according to a news release.

Among the discussions, BPS has increased its salary increase to 4.15% for teachers, the press release said. The two sides have yet to agree on a raise.

The two parties have also agreed on recruitment and retention bonuses for teachers in priority schools. Teachers in Tier 2 schools will receive $2,000 and teachers in Tier 3 schools will receive $3,000.

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The district and union also agreed to a $5,000 recruitment and retention bonus for teachers at the separate Gardendale Day School.

Health insurance that will include $300 in an FSA account will be eligible for all eligible employees.

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The district said it has already agreed to:

  • $3,400 to $4,400 one-time bonus for teachers, which has already been ratified.
  • 10 days of paid parental leave.
  • $45 for teachers to cover a class during their planning time
  • Additional $1,200 FRS eligible for teachers on performance pay scale at the start of their 11th year.
  • Additional $2,500 for ESE Support Specialists.
  • The union and school district will resume talks on July 29.

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William M. Mayer