Leon County school teachers are getting pay raises under a new contract approved by the local union.
The increases amount to $9 million over the next two years. Ninety-seven percent of The Leon Classroom Teachers Association voted for the new contact, which will be in place through the 2016 school year.
In a statement, Leon County Superintendent Jackie Pons said, “Our teacher’s greatly deserve this. We are very thankful for their service and it is because of them that LCS is one of the highest performing districts in the state.”