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Pinellas teachers in line for 5.6 percent pay bump

Pinellas teachers in line for 5.6 percent pay bump

LARGO, Fla (TBO.com)- Teachers in Pinellas County could get an average 5.6 percent salary increase this school year, and starting teachers’ salaries could increase to $40,000 under a tentative agreement between the teachers union and the school district.

Still to be resolved, though, are questions about how teachers are paid for extra tutoring efforts.

Representatives from Pinellas County School District and the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association, which represents about 7,800 instructional staff, sparred well into the night Tuesday over how teachers are paid for after-school tutoring and other “extended learning’’ programs.



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