Miami-Dade Schools Wants to Raise Taxes to Pay Teachers. How Much Will They Get?

The Miami-Dade School Board last week spent nearly four hours in a closed-door session discussing strategies regarding salary negotiations with unions as well as how to divide the $232 million it hopes to raise should a property tax referendum pass Nov. 6.

More than a week later, those discussions have come to light: Board members agreed that 88 percent would go to teacher salaries and 12 percent will be set aside for hiring more police officers so that every school — including remote buildings — is covered.

Board chair Perla Tabares Hantman said the board’s decision was wise.

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