May 24, 2022
Now that the Legislative Session has ended, DTU is beginning the Teacher Collective Bargaining process for 2022-2023 salaries. Bargaining for salaries will be complicated this year as the Legislature currently has created about 20 policies and laws that school districts must follow when bargaining teacher salaries with the union. Remember, the State DOE must approve negotiated salary schedules before implementation to ensure districts adhere to salary specifications created by the State.
The following Florida Statute language establishes the parameters for the use of State funding allocations for beginning teacher salaries and for teacher Grandfather and Performance Pay salary increases. DTU and the DCSB must work within these parameters for base salary increases for Grandfather and Performance pay.
Florida Statute Chapter 1012.22
Beginning July 1,2021, and until such time as the minimum base salary, as defined in statute 1011.629(16), equals or exceeds $47,500, the annual increase to the minimum base salary shall not be less than 150 percent of the largest adjustment made to the salary of an employee on the Grandfathered salary schedule. Thereafter, the annual increase to the minimum base salary shall not be less than 75% of the largest adjustment for an employee on the Grandfathered salary schedule.
b. Salary Adjustments: Salary adjustments for Performance Pay highly effective and effective performance shall be established as follows.
1.The annual salary adjustment under the performance salary schedule for an employee rated as highly effective must be at least 25 percent greater than the highest annual salary adjustment available to an employee of the same classification through any other an employee salary schedule adopted by the district.
2. The annual salary adjustment under the performance salary schedule for an employee rated as effective must be at least 50 percent and no more than 75 percent of the annual adjustment provided for a highly effective employee of the same classification.
3. A salary schedule shall not provide an annual salary adjustment for an employee who receives a rating other than highly effective or effective for the year.
General appropriations of 2022/ House Bill 5001
From the funds in Specific Appropriations 5 and 86, $800,000,000** is provided for the Teacher Salary Increase Allocation, pursuant to section 1011.62, Florida Statutes. The amount appropriated for each school district shall be the funding allocation to a school district as of the July 2022 Florida Education Finance Program Calculation.
Fifty percent of the $250,000,000** provided in Specific Appropriations 5 and 86 for the Teacher Salary Increase Allocation is provided for school districts to increase the minimum base salary for full-time classroom teachers as defined in section 1012.01(2)(a), Florida Statutes, plus certified prekindergarten teachers funded in the Florida Education Finance Program, but not including substitute teachers, to at least $47,500, or to the maximum amount achievable based on the school district’s allocation. No eligible full-time classroom teacher shall receive a base salary less than the minimum base salary as adjusted by the school district’s allocation. The remaining fifty percent of the $250,000,000** plus any remaining funds from the district’s share of the fifty percent stated above, shall be used by school districts as specified in section 1011.62, Florida Statutes.
The 2021-2022 bonus from ESSER will be distributed at the end of June. This bonus will be in addition to whatever salary increases will be negotiated. This is not the bonus previously provided by the Governor.
**Denotes amount for the state of Florida and not just Duval County.
As DTU progresses through Budget Workshops and on to the Collective Bargaining table, we will keep you abreast of our progress. Please check your DCPS email for updates throughout the Summer.