Orange County School Board, Classroom Teachers Association votes to ratify ‘historic’ raise

The Orange County School Board and Classroom Teachers Association voted Monday to ratify a salary increase for teachers.

Orange County, FL — The Orange County School Board and Classroom Teachers Association voted Monday to ratify a salary increase for teachers.

Orange County Public School officials said, it passed with a resounding 99.5% “yes” vote.

A record of 7,123 ballots were casted, with only 35 voting “no.”

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“It is exciting to see our teachers decisively voted to ratify their contract,” said Dr. Maria Vazquez, Superintendent, Orange County Public Schools. “With this vote, our hard-working teachers have guaranteed their well-deserved raises.”

OCPS officials said, the “historic” 9% raise will be paid to teachers retroactively to the beginning of the 2023-24 school year.

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Salary increases and retro pay will be sent out beginning on April 10th.

OCPS’s health insurance proposal will be implemented at beginning of the 2024-25 school year. However, the district is set to provide a premium discount for the 2024-25 school year, totaling $4.4 million.

This is a developing story, follow for updates.

Casey Wright

Casey Wright, WDBO News & Talk

Casey is a former Producer, currently a News Anchor/On-Air talent at WDBO news.

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