Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Historic Proposal to Increase Teacher Pay

Jordan Kirkland -                   The Florida Report -           October 7th, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis made a huge announcement on Monday regarding the minimum starting salary for Florida teachers.

Appearing in Clay County, where the average starting salary for teachers is under $39,000, DeSantis announced that he will recommend a salary boost for teachers to start at $47,500.

If approved next legislative session all teachers will start a minimum salary of $47,500. According to the National Education Association, Florida ranks 26th in the nation for starting teacher pay at $37,636. With this investment of over $600 million, raising the minimum salary to $47,500 will rank Florida 2nd in the nation for starting teacher pay.


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