Governor Ron DeSantis made a visit to Miami-Dade County and announced his decision to approve a budget of over $1 billion for teacher pay in the current year. DeSantis started his day with a visit to a charter school in north Kendall, where he emphasized his commitment to improving education in the state. With this budget, the governor plans to increase the minimum salary for teachers to $47,500, which would be more than a 3% raise on their current salaries. This announcement comes as a part of DeSantis’ ongoing efforts to prioritize education in Florida and address the teacher shortage in the state. The governor is also looking to expand the program for teacher bonuses and supports for teachers pursuing professional certification. This news brings hope to educators across the state and is expected to have a positive impact on the education system in Florida.
Today: December 1, 2023