FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward County Public Schools teachers will be getting supplemental pay increases as a result of the property tax referendum voters passed last August.
New hires will get $500 extra, and teachers with 15 years of experience or more experience will receive a $12,000 pay increase.
Superintendent Peter B. Licata said it was important to get those increases because the BCPS employees’ living expenses have been increasing.
“We want to make sure we have a good competitive salary to keep them here and that they live amongst the community they teach in,” Licata said.
The budget could end up eliminating dozens of vacant positions in the central office to avoid layoffs. The school board will revisit teachers’ pay again in four years.