• Teachers deserve to pay their bills

Increase our pay by 8.7%

On October 20, 2022, the Osceola County Education Center (OCEA) proposed an 8.7% cost of living adjustment for Osceola County’s teachers. This adjustment will be a permanent increase for all instructional employees. The Central Florida Labor Council supports this action, and we are offering for the implementation to happen on November 30, pending the SDOC agreement.

Why an 8.7% Cost of Living Adjustment

The base salary for a full-time teacher in Osceola County is $48,500. In our community, rent is nearly $2,000 per month. We’ve all experienced an increase in the cost of groceries and utilities, and we’re working hard to maintain our living standards. This year, the federal government agreed to increase Social Security benefits by 8.7%. We know this is a realistic ask of the county, and we’re hopeful for a positive outcome.

How can I help?

First, sign our petition. We need numbers to show the district you support our efforts. Update: we’re gaining momentum!

Second, email the School Board members. Explain to them how an increase will positively impact your life and the students you teach.