Salary increase, retro pay part of tentative teacher compensation deal

Orange County Public Schools and the CTA have reached a new tentative agreement that includes a 5.5% salary increase.

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After much bargaining, the Orange County School Board and the Classroom Teachers Association reached a 2019-20 contract agreement.

On Friday, Nov. 8, Orange County Public Schools announced a one-year agreement that includes teacher compensation and benefits for this school year. One of the highlights is a 5.5% average raise, the highest salary increase among school districts in the Central Florida area, according to OCPS.

The 5.5% increase to payroll represents a 1.5% increase over the last deal, which was voted down. Other highlights include the following:

  • $700 raise to base pay across the board
  • $1,400 salary increase (a $2,100 total permanent raise) for teachers rated Effective
  • $2,100 salary increase ($2,800 total permanent raise) for teachers rated Highly Effective
  • Retro pay back to the first duty day
  • District will pay 10 months of the insurance increase for all employees

The School Board approved this contract agreement, pending CTA ratification, during its Nov. 12 meeting. For more details and components of the tentative agreement from the CTA, click here.


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