Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Teachers picket for scheduled pay raises

Teachers in Hillsborough County are continuing to protest the school district's decision to freeze their pay rates due to budgetary problems.

This group was in front of Freedom High School in New Tampa on Monday.

Letters continue to arrive from teachers who say they were promised raises of $4,000 every three years, if they received qualifying scores on their evaluations.

The district says the teachers are already well paid, relative to other districts, and that the money is needed for technology, air conditioning repair and other pressing expenses.

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