Governor DeSantis Signs $500 Million Bill to Raise Minimum Salary for Teachers in Florida

Published: June 25th, 2020 | WWSB

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Governor Ron DeSantis is sticking to his promise. Florida teachers will be getting a pay raise starting this Fall. He announced his new executive order on Wednesday. This has been a top priority for the governor for months, and he officially was able to sign over $500 million to boost the minimum salary for all teachers in the state.

“I’m very excited. I think it is an amazing first step on the road to putting Florida to the top of the education system,” expressed Adam Nowicki, the Technology teacher in Dr. Mona Jain Middle School in Manatee County.

The amount each school district will receive is calculated based roughly on enrollment, and the Florida Department of Education has not announced those numbers just yet, but all school districts will be required to raise salaries as close as possible to $47,500.

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