Hillsborough County teachers warn teacher shortage could grow worse as a pay dispute continues

As Hillsborough County public schools report hundreds of instructional vacancies, teachers are appealing the school board, amid a staffing shortage they warn could grow worse in the months to come if concerns about pay and working conditions aren’t adequately addressed. The Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association (HCTA), representing thousands of school staff in Hillsborough County, is… Read more »

Pinellas County School Board approves new contract raising teacher pay, starting salary to $50k

After months of negotiations, the Pinellas County School Board unanimously approved a new contract agreement on Tuesday that delivers pay raises for over 7,000 teachers and instructional staff in Pinellas County public schools, as well as more paid planning days, supplements, and one-time bonuses for longtime educators. “This is a great day for Pinellas County… Read more »