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 (http://hrld.us/19waWtg) 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, http://www.herald.com