Students First - CCPS reaches tentative settlement

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Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) is pleased to announce we have concluded negotiations with the Collier County Education Association (CCEA) and reached a tentative settlement agreement regarding compensation for the 2020-2021 school year.

“We are grateful for a successful and smooth collective bargaining effort to increase the compensation for our teachers,” stated CCPS Director of Communications Chad Oliver.

CCPS believes in equity for all teachers and worked collaboratively with the union to successfully close negotiations with a two-step increase for all. This agreement also increases the base salary to $47,720 in order to assist CCPS in recruitment and retention of high-quality instructional staff. In addition to salary, CCPS offers a benefits package worth more than $9,000 per employee.

“We respect the work of our teachers,” adds Oliver. “Even under the unique circumstances of the health pandemic, they continue to show patience and flexibility, ultimately ensuring that no matter the situation, our students will be successful.”

Following CCEA’s ratification of the tentative agreements, the District School Board of Collier County met on October 6, 2020, and provided final approval of the documents.

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