Almost 700 teachers apply for Summer Bridge
Hundreds of teachers have applied to teach in
Teachers will be paid their regular rate of pay, minus the amount they receive from the referendum. If you recall, superintendent Mike Grego wanted to pay teachers a flat rate, but the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association pushed back and won that fight.
For teachers, many of whom work second jobs during the summer, the program is an opportunity to teach. There typically are about 300 jobs open during the summer. The district, depending on student enrollment, predicted that this summer there would be about 1,250. (Likely that number will go down. Enrollment was hovering around 2,000, far less than hoped for.)