Florida Teacher Salary Increase Calculator 2021-22

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In 2020 the Florida Legislature approved a law creating a Teacher Salary Increase Allocation as part of the Florida Educational Finance Program.  These funds are to be used to give raises to full-time teachers at public schools, with the hope of raising the starting teacher salary in the state of Florida to $47,500.    In 2021, the funding was continued and increased by 10 percent.

Charter schools are required to develop a plan for spending the allocation in accordance with the requirements laid out by the Department of Education.  In 2021-22, the state has set aside $550-million for the TSIA funds.  Of that, $500-million is to be used to maintain the raises given last year, and the remainder is to be used to increase salary amounts again in the same way it was distributed last year (80-percent of the increase funds go towards raising the salary of full-time classroom teachers, and the remainder is for other eligible instructional personnel and those classroom teachers who did not get at least a 2 percent raise by raising the base salary).

The Department of Education has released a memo on this, which can be accessed here:

In order to help charter schools develop their plan for this school year, we’ve released the attached calculator schools can use to calculate the raises to be distributed this year. The attached Excel document includes instructions on how to use the calculator on the “Directions” tab. Please review that tab and then follow the directions as appropriate. The calculator also includes a narrative description of how the funds were calculated and a form based on last year’s submission that can be used to submit to the school district as your plan for the year.  Please check with your district as to when this plan is due and whether you must have your Governing Board approve it prior to submitting it.  Each district must include charter school plans with their overall district plans which are due to the state by October 1, 2021.