Hernando County School Board passes raises for teachers, administrators

The vote makes official the 3.5 percent base pay raise that the district and teachers union agreed to in January.
Hernando County School District office  Times (2018)
Hernando County School District office Times (2018)
Published February 28

BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando County School Board affirmed pay raises for teachers and administrators Tuesday night in a unanimous vote.

Teachers will receive a 3.5-percent base pay raise retroactive to August, a rate agreed upon in January and ratified by teachers earlier this month after months of negotiations between bargaining teams for the school district and the teachers union.

That's a bigger raise than the 2.75 percent teachers got last year. The raises also include performance-based increases.

Salaries for district and school administrators will go up, too, with employees in both categories receiving a 2-percent market adjustment. School administration employees also will receive performance-based increases.

"It's a great feeling" to approve the pay raises, School Board chair Susan Duval said. "It's well deserved on the part of the instructional staff and the administrative staff."

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