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Volusia School District And Teachers At Odds Over Pay And More

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The Volusia County School Board’s bargaining team said it wants a settlement with the teachers’ union by the end of the school year.

The district’s proposing a 1 percent pay raise plus an $800 bonus for next school year. And 2 percent increases each year for the following two years.

Union President Andrew Spar said the district’s proposal is restrictive and one-sided.

“and the years two and three, they’ve tied to a whole host of stipulations that would allow the district to not honor that 2 percent but they have no stipulations that if they got extra money, that we could go back and negotiate more,” said Spar.

The union wants a 2.5 percent pay increase for next school year and pay increases of 4 percent for each of the following two years.

Those following years could be renegotiated based on state funding.

The district is also proposing a stricter dress code for teachers. The union is pushing to reduce the number of meetings and mandatory trainings.


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