Broward school district reaches tentative agreement with union to boost teacher pay

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Teachers in Broward are celebrating a victory after reaching a deal with the school district.

The school board reached an agreement on Tuesday morning to boost teacher’s pay by about 2%.

Additionally, teachers will receive an annual bonus between $2,300 and $8,000 through 2023.

Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie was at the conference to speak about the contract agreement.

“These agreements are the result of months of good faith negotiations by teams on both sides and represent our shared commitment to ensure that every Broward County Public School student receives the best possible education,” said Runcie.

The tentative agreements will create higher wages for teachers, will have the District continuing to pay for insurance and will include improvements to teachers’ evaluation process.

Pre-K teachers will also receive a raise.

“That is a ginormous accomplishment that I know our educators are going to be very grateful for,” said Broward Teachers Union President Anna Fusco. “Our bargaining team worked very hard, and we appreciate the activism of the members throughout the negotiations process.”

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