The Osceola County School Board and Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace recognize Osceola teachers for their time and talents in inspiring students each and every day. Therefore, the district has made an offer to the district's instructional personnel valued at $3 million in salaries and benefits.
Recognizing the need to reward teachers for their hard work despite very limited resources, the district's offer provides teachers with incentives for their commitment, their time given to their students and schools, and their health, including:
An average of 1% salary increase per instructional employee;
A retention supplement (non-recurring) of $200 for each employee who was employed with the district during the 2015-2016 school year and who returned to work for the current school year;
Two paid non-work days due to Hurricane Matthew, for which the average amount of this employer contribution is $540 per employee;
No increase in employee insurance premiums, equating to an average amount of additional employer contribution of $435 per employee; and
A continued commitment to the district's Center for Employee Health, with an employer contribution benefit of $290 per employee.
At this time, OCEA has rejected the district's offer and declared impasse. The School Board and Superintendent are committed to bringing this issue to resolution as quickly as possible.