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The check is in the mail -- really



Efforts to cut bonuses to Florida's National Board-certified teachers have all but vanished under the threat of a veto from Gov. Charlie Crist.

But for weeks, the teachers have been wondering where their bonus checks might be. (They were supposed to arrive in January.)

The suspense is over.

K-12 Chancellor Frances Haithcock has advised superintendents that most of the money -- $4,883.36 per teacher (including taxes) -- is on its way.

The remainder is expected after the Legislature completes its budget.

Now teachers just have to wait to see whether lawmakers will curtail the program in other ways, such as a proposal to give the bonus to classroom teachers only.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:20am]


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