FEA Legislative Updates - 2020
During the 2020 Legislative session there will be decisions made in Tallahassee that can impact your job, your retirement, your students and your school. Stay informed by following the links below.
- Sign up for email Action Alerts by going to: FEAweb.org/issues-action/
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- Sign up for Action Alert texts: Send feaactivist to 31996
- Visit our redesigned 2020 Legislative Session webpage: FEAweb.org/session
- Sign up to receive the weekly FEA Frontline Report: FEAweb.org/frontline-subscribe
How will Florida’s teacher raises work?
How much did the state settle on for teacher raises? $500 million. That’s broken down as $400 million to raise up the minimum salary in districts statewide and $100 million to raise pay of veteran teachers and other instructional personnel. Who is eligible to receive raises? The bulk of the funding will cover full-time classroom teachers who are at the lowest end of the pay scale in their districts and charter schools. That includes certified prekindergarten teachers who teach at public schools.
Follow this link to the article in the Tampa Bay Times for accurate and detailed information.
Florida Retirement System (FRS) Information
The legislature has proposed changes to the FRS which, if passed into law, will cost school districts approximately $233 million in additional costs. Districts have one flexible source of funding to cover these fixed costs, the Base Student Allocation (BSA), which must also cover increased student costs, rising health care costs, etc. For context, school district employees make up about 49% of the active membership in the FRS. The table below may help explain the proposed changes from current year costs and the proposed rates for the coming fiscal year. While the 3% employee contribution remains the same, the employer costs rise 1.53% - from 8.47% to 10%. This analysis will be true if the associated rate bills pass and the legislature takes no further actions to ameliorate the increase.
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