Florida Senate - 2020 SB 106 By Senator Rader 29-00023A-20 2020106__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to instructional personnel salaries; 3 creating s. 1012.052, F.S.; providing a short title; 4 providing legislative intent that the Florida 5 Education Finance Program be funded at a level that 6 ensures a certain minimum annual starting salary for 7 instructional personnel; specifying a statewide 8 minimum salary for all instructional personnel for the 9 2020-2021 fiscal year; requiring the Department of 10 Education to annually calculate an adjusted statewide 11 minimum annual starting salary; providing requirements 12 for calculating the adjustment; requiring district 13 school boards to adjust the statewide minimum annual 14 starting salary, as determined by the department, by 15 applying district cost differentials; specifying that 16 the adjustment may not reduce a district’s minimum 17 annual starting salary below the statewide minimum 18 annual starting salary; providing an effective date. 19 20 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 21 22 Section 1. Section 1012.052, Florida Statutes, is created 23 to read: 24 1012.052 Instructional personnel salaries.— 25 (1) This section may be cited as the “Florida Teacher Fair 26 Pay Act.” 27 (2) In order to attract and retain instructional personnel, 28 it is the intent of the Legislature for the Florida Education 29 Finance Program to be funded at a level that ensures that the 30 collectively bargained salary schedules for instructional 31 personnel are sufficient to guarantee a minimum annual starting 32 salary while maintaining adequate funding for all other 33 education program areas and personnel. 34 (a) For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the statewide minimum 35 salary for all instructional personnel is $50,000. By November 1 36 of each fiscal year thereafter, the Department of Education 37 shall calculate an adjusted statewide minimum annual starting 38 salary for the upcoming fiscal year by increasing the minimum 39 annual starting salary then in force by the rate of inflation 40 for the 12-month period ending on September 1. In making this 41 adjusted statewide minimum annual starting salary calculation, 42 the department shall use the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage 43 Earners and Clerical Workers, not seasonally adjusted, for the 44 South Region or a successor index as calculated by the United 45 States Department of Labor. 46 (b) Each district school board shall adjust the statewide 47 minimum annual starting salary, as calculated by the department, 48 by applying the district cost differential as provided in s. 49 1011.62(2). However, application of the district cost 50 differential may not decrease the minimum annual starting salary 51 in any district below the statewide minimum annual starting 52 salary. 53 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.