Sarasota School Compete Union Negotiation
An agreement on the 2015-2016 contract between the Sarasota County School District and the Sarasota Classified/Teachers Association was reached Friday. SC/TA negotiates for both instructional and support staff. Instructional staff is affected by the new laws tying pay to student performance. Instructional staff who were hired before July 1, 2009, remain on the current instructional grandfathered pay schedule. They may receive up to two steps on the pay schedule. Those who are eligible for one step will receive a 1.25-percent one-time supplement in addition to the step. Those who are not eligible for a step increase will receive a 2.5-percent one-time supplement. Instructional staff hired after 2009 will be placed on a new performance salary schedule and will receive a 2.5-percent supplement. Staff on the performance salary schedule also will receive a half-percent supplement for each year they have worked since 2011-2012 and were evaluated as highly-effective or effective. The starting salary for new teachers proposed in the agreement is $41,000. The current starting salary is $40,265.