DeSantis announces historic $1.25 billion raise for Florida teachers

DeSantis announces historic $1.25 billion raise for Florida teachers


Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) unveiled his commitment to provide a $1.25 billion increase in spending for Florida teachers’ salaries, which will go into effect in the coming school year.

The announcement from DeSantis marks the latest investment to raise the wages for teachers in the Sunshine State, which has invested $4.6 billion under DeSantis’s leadership. The annual salary of Florida teachers for the most recent school year was $48,286, marking an increase of $8,000 in 2019.

“Florida’s education system is No. 1 in the nation, and we want to make sure good educators are attracted to Florida with attractive compensation,” DeSantis said. “I am proud to have invested more than $4 billion for teacher pay increases since the beginning of my time in office, and

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