Broward County, Florida – Broward County Public Schools have announced a forthcoming supplemental salary increase for their teaching staff. This increase is attributed to the property tax referendum approved by voters last August.
Newly appointed educators will receive an additional $500, whereas those who have dedicated 15 years or more to the profession will benefit from a notable $12,000 pay rise.
Superintendent Peter B. Licata articulated the need for such adjustments, observing the rising cost of living for BCPS employees. “We want to make sure we have a good competitive salary to keep them here and that they live amongst the community they teach in,” commented Licata.
To accommodate these changes within the budget, there is the potential to remove numerous unoccupied roles in the central administration, thereby sidestepping potential layoffs. The school board has scheduled a review of this pay structure in four years.