Leon Classroom Teachers Association

Scott Mazur is sitting and looking to the side as people are at tables behind him
Leon Classroom Teachers Association

The Leon Classroom Teachers Association (LCTA) met with Leon County school leaders this week to resume salary negotiations for the current school year and next year.

Negotiations stalled after Governor Ron DeSantis announced a desire to increase the pay of starting teachers to $47,500.

Leon Classroom Teachers Association

Update:  

The Leon County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to approve a new contract for instructional staff.

"For one thing, I'm very happy we're putting money in the base salary. That's where the money needs to go," said board chair Rosanne Wood after the vote. "I wish for the future that we could talk the legislature into letting us take the money that they give us for bonuses and put it in the base salary because a teacher cannot get a mortgage for their house based on a bonus."

The Leon Classroom Teachers Association reports that 95 percent of the teachers who voted approved the contract.

Original story:

Leon County teachers are voting today on a new contract, and the Leon County School Board will vote at its meeting this evening at 6. 

Leon Classroom Teachers Association president Scott Mazur says the sides have reached a tentative agreement on a salary increase.

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Leon County Schools

The Leon County Classroom Teachers Association is negotiating salary increases for instructors. In a meeting Thursday, the teachers’ union said it wants more than the Superintendent’s original offer.

Charlie Crist
Caitie Switalski

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist was back in Tallahassee on Monday.  The Republican-turned-Democrat was in town to file his qualifying paperwork for the 2014 primary election for governor. Sheria Griffin, a Leon County teacher, filed the papers on his behalf.  Crist also took the opportunity to meet with local schoolteachers. 

On Monday, Meeting Room A in the Leroy Collins Main Public Library in Leon County was abuzz with schoolteachers excited to welcome Crist.  He assured them their struggles were his struggles.

Sitting around a table with Crist, the teachers from