The District and the Education Association of St. Lucie Negotiations Teams met and collaboratively reached an agreement for the utilization of referendum funds earmarked for teacher salaries. In this agreement, the Board and the Education Association of St. Lucie agreed to a four-year provision for all eligible teachers (including new hires) to receive a Referendum Recruitment and Retention Annual Supplement in the following amounts beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.
- Beginning teachers = $1,000
- 1- 5 years eligible experience = $2,000
- 6-9 years eligible experience = $5,000
- 10 years + eligible experience = $7,800
This supplement is part of the regularly scheduled paychecks, and it also applies to the FRS contribution. Eligible teachers are those who are newly hired and returning classroom/non-classroom teachers.