Broward Teachers Owed $20 Million In Back Pay

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Associated Press Release

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The Broward County school district and the teachers union disagree over a plan to provide teachers some $20 million in back pay.

The issue stems from an overhaul of high school schedules from a block format to a county-wide seven-period school day. The change was designed to bring Broward schools in line with the state's class-size limits. It meant that many teachers were given additional classes to teach.

The Miami Herald ( reports the school district doesn't dispute the teachers are owed money. The issue is over how they'll be paid.

Broward Teachers Union President Sharon Glickman says school officials have requested a 20-year payment plan. That's unacceptable to the union, which would accept a five-year repayment plan.

Glickman says teachers are owned between $6,000 and $12,000.


Information from: The Miami Herald,

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