Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Proposal of $1,000 Bonuses for Florida’s Principals and Teachers
Palm Harbor, FL (STL.News) Governor Ron DeSantis announced a proposal to provide $1,000 bonuses to public school principals and full-time classroom teachers for grades Pre-K through 12th grade in Florida. The funding for the bonuses would be $216 million from the third round of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER).
The proposal would provide a bonus to more than 3,600 public school principals and nearly 180,000 full-time classroom teachers. Governor DeSantis is asking the Florida Senate and House of Representatives to include this $216 million appropriation in their respective budgets.
“The past year included so much uncertainty for our state’s students, parents and educators,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “In Florida, we knew how important it was for our students to return to school, and our principals and teachers answered the call. I urge the Florida Legislature to join me in awarding our great educators through this bonus program as a show of gratitude for their actions and hard work.”
“I am proud to stand with Governor DeSantis as he once again demonstrates his leadership and commitment to our educators for the incredible job, they have done during this extremely challenging school year,” said Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran.