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.
   20  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   22         Section 1. Section 1012.052, Florida Statutes, is created
   23  to read:
   24         1012.052Instructional 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.