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Brevard Public Schools discuss salary increase, bonus offers for teachers during contract talks

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A six-hour contract talk Wednesday led to progress made by both Brevard Public Schools and the teachers’ union, according to a news release.

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Among the talks, BPS has increased its salary raise to 4.15% for teachers, the news release states. The two sides have not agreed to a raise yet.

Both sides also agreed on recruitment and retention bonuses for teachers at priority schools. Teachers at Tier 2 schools will get $2,000 and teachers at Tier 3 schools will get $3,000.

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The district and the union also agreed to a $5,000 recruitment and retention bonus for teachers at Gardendale Separate Day School.

Health insurance that will include $300 in an FSA account will be eligible to all eligible employees.

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The district said it has already agreed to:

  • $3,400-$4,400 in one-time premium pay for teachers, which has already been ratified.
  • 10 days of paid parental leave.
  • $45 for teachers to cover a class during their planning time
  • $1,200 FRS eligible supplement for teachers on the performance pay salary schedule at the start of their 11th year.
  • $2,500 supplement for ESE support specialists.
  • The union and school district will resume their talks on July 29.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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