TALLAHASSSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — A Central Florida senator filed a bill Wednesday that would require a statewide minimum salary of $50,000 for teachers.READ MORE: Inter Miami CF Unveils 'La Palma' 2021 Secondary Jersey, As Team Gets Ready For 2021 MLS Season
The bill (SB 296), filed by Sen. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, would take effect with the 2016-17 school year and also would require future increases based on inflation.READ MORE: Precautionary Boil Water Notice In Effect For Section Of Victoria Park
Dubbed the “Florida Teacher Fair Pay Act,” the bill would require lawmakers to set aside enough money in the state’s main education-funding formula to pay for the salaries and other education needs.
The bill will be considered during the 2016 legislative session, which starts in January.MORE NEWS: Biden's $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill Passes House, But Faces Senate Hurdle
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