2021-22 CSP Negotiations

CSP Ratification Vote - May 12

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, the BTU-CSP bargaining team and the City reached a three-year tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.


  • Salary increase for 2021-22 (increases for 2022-23 and 2023-24 will be negotiated within their respective fiscal years). Note that there is a slight variation for the FSU campus due to differences in TSIA funding.
  • Grandfathered teachers: $1,560.18 (FSU $1,554.49)
  • Pay-for-performance:
    ◦ Highly effective $1,885.18 (FSU $1,879.49)
    ◦ Effective $1,478.93 (FSU $1,473.24)
  • This is an increase to your base salary (not a bonus) and contributes to FRS.
  • Employees who cover classes for absent teachers will receive an hourly rate increase from $25 to $40 ($80 for block period). This increase will not be retroactive.
  • The tentative agreement provides for all bargaining unit employees who were employed prior to the 2020-21 school year to receive base salary increases. These wage increases will be retroactive for the current school year
  • Teacher Evaluation (PAGES) has been updated and merged with the new contract, which will make future updates much more efficient.

View Contract

View Article 20 (Salary)

View PAGES (Evaluation System)

View Entire Proposed Contract

The Vote

The ratification vote for the 2021-22 CSP Contract will be held electronically from 7 AM to 5 PM on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Questions can be directed to Tyler Kapela, BTU-CSP Vice President, at tykapela@pinescharter.net.

WHO VOTES? All members of CSP bargaining unit regardless of BTU membership will vote on the tentative agreement. Voting will be held electronically from 7 am to 5 pm on Thursday, May 12.

PROCESS. Watch your school email inbox (or the primary email address you have with the city) for your ballot on Thursday morning, May 12 beginning at 7 am.

The email will be from invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com.

Your voter ID belongs ONLY to you. DO NOT FORWARD YOUR BALLOT TO ANYONE. The ballot cannot be used by anyone else. If someone forwards a ballot email to you, do not attempt to use that voter ID. Every bargaining unit member will receive his or her own ballot.

If you do not receive your ballot by noon that day (not before) please send an email requesting a new ballot to communications@btuonline.com

The results will be announced to the entire bargaining unit shortly after the close of voting.  If approved, the City will ratify it at a special Commission meeting. 

We encourage you to read the entire text of the tentative agreement linked to above before casting your vote. On behalf of your negotiations team, we urge you to vote "yes" to ratify agreement.

December 06, 2021

CSP negotiators met with City of Pembroke Pines HR director and several Charter principals on Dec 6, 2021. The contract is being renewed for another three years.


  • Updating employee evaluations and salaries was the focus of the meeting.

  • BTU proposed a salary increase of
       - $2900 for grandfathered teachers on continual contract.
       - Teachers on annual contract with an adjusted salary based on       their 2020-21 performance evaluation:
              • Approximately $3050 increase for highly effective
              • $2290 for effective
  • In addition we asked that the rate of compensation for covering classes during teacher planning be increased from $25 to $40.

We anticipate a counter proposal from the City and an update to our current evaluation system within the contract just after the holidays.
Next session is TBA.