OCPS extends teacher-compensation offer to CTA

District officials' offer includes an increase in the one-time lump-sum bonus from $500 to $1,250 for all teachers.

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  • | 2:30 p.m. September 20, 2019
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Further negotiations between Orange County Public Schools district leaders and the Classroom Teachers Association have resulted in the district making some changes to the proposed teacher compensation package.

Back in June, the district and the CTA came to a tentative agreement on teacher compensation and benefits for the 2019-20 school year. However, teachers rejected the offer.

On Sept. 19, OCPS leaders wrote that there is a new offer on the table, which is up for approval by the CTA. The school board, it states, added $11.5 million from the unassigned reserve fund to increase the one-time lump-sum bonus from $500 to $1,250 for all teachers. 

The proposed salary increase remains the same. Teachers with a "highly effective" rating will receive a $1,525 salary increase in addition to a $500 cost of living increase for a total increase of $2,025. Teachers with an "effective" rating will receive an $1,125 salary increase, in addition to a $500 cost of living increase, for a total increase of $1,625.

All 14,000 OCPS teachers will have the opportunity to vote on this offer, should the CTA approve it. For more information, click here.


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