Hernando teachers, district close to new contract agreement
BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School District and its teachers are close to an greement that would give most of them performance-based raises of about 3 percent, the highest in several years.
Teachers rated “highly effective” by the district would receive raises of $1,200 for the current school year, according to the a contract tentatively approved by the Hernando County Classroom Teachers’ Association, while those rated “effective” will receive raises of $900, said Kathy Marcucci, the chairman of the union’s negotiating team.
Of about 1,600 teachers in the district, 1,467 have returned from last year, said Heather Martin, the district’s executive director of business services.
About 1,000 of those have rated as highly effective, based partly on the results of their students’ tests scores, while about 400 are rated effective. The final agreement is expected at the end of next month.