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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.

K-12 Education

“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

Higher Education

“…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

View the complete budget details, here: 2020-Budget-Highlights.
View the veto list, here: 2020-Veto-List.

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