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November 14, 2023, Organization of the Board with Oath of Office & School Board Meeting
Title
Approve 2023-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement with Brevard Federation of Teachers
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 11/14/2023
Consent Type
Discussion

Over the course of nine sessions, Brevard Public Schools and Brevard Federation of Teachers negotiated and came to terms on a new contract for 2023-2024.  The tentative agreement was ratified by teachers through a vote held October 30, 2023 through November 3, 2023.  Changes to the contract include:

  • 2.5% salary increase
  • Pay for performance amounts of $175 for highly effective and $125 for effective teachers on the performance salary schedule and $125 highly effective and $100 effective grandfathered teachers
  • Health insurance cost increases will be covered by the School Board, meaning premiums will not increase for employees
  • Supplement payments have been increased by 30%
  • Bereavement leave has been increased to five days from three days
  • Paid parental leave has been increased to 15 days from 10 days
  • In-service participants will be paid their hourly rate instead of $15 an hour
  • Employee benefits begin on the 15th day of employment for a regular full-time teacher
Recommendation

Approve the Agreement bewteen the School Board of Brevard County, FL (District) and the Brevard Federation of Teachers, Local 2098 (BFT) - 2023-2024

Authority for Action
1012.(6)(a)
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
                 
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Ryan Dufrain, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Services, Ext. 11200 and Rosemary Browning, Director, Professional Standards and Labor Relations, Ext. 11265.
Attachments
BFT-BPS TA'd Agreements and MOU's.pdf
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