Okaloosa teachers may see a raise

Published: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM.

“We were determined that we needed to see some improvement in the salary schedule,” said Elaine Crump, chief negotiator for the Okaloosa County Education Association. “And it’s not just the salary schedule; we took care of some working conditions that make things better for people, too … so hopefully people will be happy.”

The proposed salary changes come months after the district and teachers union started wrangling over contracts and pay.

Negotiators went back and fourth during their meeting Thursday evening before they agreed to shift the previous pay schedule enough to meet the needs of both sides.

If the current proposal gets the needed approvals, teachers will see the salary hike on their January paychecks, Foxworthy said. They also will receive a retroactive check to reflect the pay increase from July forward.

The School Board will address the issue at its Dec. 10 meeting. Teachers will vote on it later.

Contact Daily News Staff Writer Katie Tammen at 850-315-4440 or ktammen@nwfdailynews.com. Follow her on Twitter @KatieTnwfdn.

 



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