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.
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.