Will Florida teachers get a raise instead of a bonus? ‘There is a chance.’

Florida teachers want raises, not the bonuses that state lawmakers keep talking about. Their goal might be within reach this year. “I would say there is a chance,” said Rep. Chris Latvala, a Clearwater Republican who chairs the House PreK-12 Appropriations committee. “I couldn’t put a percentage on it, but I can certainly tell you there is a chance it will be a permanent pay increase.” …

Florida Education Association president Fed Ingram said the issue is one of the top two priorities this session for his organization, the state teachers union.

Will Florida teachers get a raise instead of a bonus? ‘There is a chance.’