Governor Ron DeSantis’ state budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 includes a $500 million plan to boost the minimum salary for all teachers.
The Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget signs off on raising teacher salaries in Florida; $400 million is invested to raise the minimum base pay for full-time classroom teachers, and $100 million is to raise the salaries of Florida’s veteran teachers and other instructional personnel.
“Governor DeSantis vowed to make 2020 the ‘Year of the Teacher’ by making historic investments in the K-12 education system. The budget includes $500 million to raise the minimum K-12 teacher salary into the Top 5 nationwide and increase salaries for veteran teachers and other eligible instructional personnel. The budget also includes record per student funding of $7,793, an increase of current year spending by $137 per student.” www.flgov.com
“…The budget includes historic state operating funding for the Florida College System and State University System at $1.3 billion and $2.7 billion respectively. It does not include any tuition increases. The budget also provides an increase of $18.9 million for Florida’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” www.flgov.com