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Brevard Public Schools Comes to Contract Agreement with Union

Viera, FL --- Today Brevard Public Schools (BPS) came to a tentative contract agreement with the Brevard Federation of Teachers (BFT) union.  

  

During the session, BPS offered teachers a one-time $2,000 payment for their performance and dedication to our students and an additional one-time payment of $1,100 for teachers with longevity. The BPS compensation package includes:  

  • $2,000 one-time premium payment to teachers  
  • Additional $1,100 payment to teachers earning longevity; 12+ years teaching in BPS 
  • $3.79m recurring payment to the health insurance trust fund to avoid healthcare premium increases 
  • $6.2m one-time infusion payment to the health insurance trust fund to avoid healthcare premium increases 
  • $1,000 supplement to teachers at schools with nine-hour days  
  • Hourly rate of pay for Saturday training 
  • $71,000 to maintain one salary schedule for teachers  

  

Brevard Public Schools’ total compensation to BFT is $24.3m. The contract still needs to be ratified by BFT members and approved by the School Board.