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For Immediate Release:
October 29, 2019
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Nikki Whiting

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County Commission approves Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo’s resolution supporting Governor DeSantis’ proposal to increase minimum salary for public school teachers


MIAMI-DADE – On October 29, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners approved Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo Jr.’s resolution supporting Governor DeSantis’ proposal to increase the minimum salary for Florida public school teachers. Commissioner Bovo’s item additionally urges the Florida legislature to evaluate and address possible salary disparities that may arise between new and experience teachers. According to the National Education Association, Florida ranks 26th in the nation for starting teacher pay. On October 7, 2019, the Governor announced his proposal to increase the minimum salary for public school teachers across the state to $47,500.

“The Governor’s proposed investment of over $600 million dollars would make Florida second in the nation for starting teacher pay,” Commissioner Bovo said. “For years, our educators have gone the extra mile, tirelessly inspiring our students to reach their utmost potential. I applaud the Governor’s proposal, which includes a pay raise for more than 101,000 public school teachers in Florida. I thank my colleagues for unanimously approving my resolution which supports the Governor’s proposal to increase minimum salaries for Florida public school teachers and urges the Florida legislature to evaluate and address possible disparities that may arise between educators as a result of the proposal.”