By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 24, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Leon County School Board and the Leon County Teacher's Association have reached a tentative agreement on contract language for the 2018-2019 school year.
The contract proposal includes the following:
"We are excited to bring this contract proposal to the School Board for approval," said LCS superintendent Rocky Hanna. "The speed and positivity of the negotiation are indicative of our strong leadership with LCTA and the professionalism on both sides of the table.
"While this agreement means additional dollars for our teachers in the way of a small bonus, it falls short of what really needs to be done, which is to eliminate the Florida Best and Brightest Bonus program," Hanna continued. "I continue to lobby the state legislature to give school districts the autonomy to properly compensate employees based on local needs and priorities."
The LCTA voted to ratify the contract on Tuesday, October 17. The Leon County School Board will take up the issue for a vote Tuesday evening.