Students and staff at Bayview Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale enjoyed a special visit today, Monday, October 7, 2019, from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. Governor DeSantis was at the school to make a major announcement regarding teacher salaries. As part of the Governor’s 2020 Legislative Budget Request, he is including a proposal to raise the minimum salary for teachers to $47,500, which would rank Florida as having the second highest minimum salary in the nation, according to Governor DeSantis.
During the visit to Bayview Elementary, the Governor visited a fourth grade classroom and spoke with students about Florida history and the branches of government, with students having the chance to ask the Governor questions.
“It’s great that the Governor is addressing minimum salaries for teachers, which will help with recruiting and attracting high-quality educators to our schools,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “We look forward to expanding the conversation during the upcoming legislative session to include increasing compensation for all teachers.”
Pictured above: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis visits Bayview Elementary in Fort Lauderdale.
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