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Officials: Error causes 50 teachers’ bonus checks to bounce

The Florida Department of Education is figuring out how to replace Common Core standards starting with an online survey to get feedback from parents and teachers. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

The Florida Department of Education is figuring out how to replace Common Core standards starting with an online survey to get feedback from parents and teachers. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a banking error has caused dozens of Florida teachers to see their state-issued $1,000 bonus checks bounce.

The Florida Department of Education said Friday that disaster relief payments issued to about 50 of the 176,000 educators who received checks were affected by the JPMorgan Chase error.

Bank officials say they’re working to fix the problem, and any fees incurred will be refunded.

State Sen. Jason Pizzo brought attention to the error Friday morning when he tweeted a photo of a teacher’s return item notice that was received after trying to deposit the check.


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