2022-23 EP Negotiations

EP Ratification Vote - August 09

The ratification vote on the MOU outlining the distribution of referendum funds to Education Professionals for the 2022-23 school year will take place 8 AM to 5 PM on Tuesday, August 09, 2022.

WHO VOTES? All members of EP bargaining unit regardless of BTU membership will vote on the tentative agreement summarized in the July 27, 2022 entry below AND specified in the tentative agreement linked to above.

PROCESS: Watch your Broward Schools email inbox (or the primary email address you have on file in the ESS system) for your ballot on Tuesday morning, August 09 beginning at 8 am. You may vote until 5:00 PM. The email will be from invitations@mail.electionbuddy.com.

NOTE: Your voter ID belongs ONLY to you. DO NOT FORWARD YOUR BALLOT TO ANYONE. The ballot only be used by one person. 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 School Board will vote on ratification at a special School Board meeting..

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

July 27, 2022 - Tentative Agreement reached on Referendum supplements

Tentative agreement was reached with the District on their offer of a Referendum supplement for 2022-23 to all EPs.

Every educator in the EP unit will receive a referendum supplement of between $1,500 and $9,200. Members of the EP bargaining unit will vote on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on this proposal.

NOTE: This is the final year of the four year referendum that was passed in 2018 and is not dependent upon August 23rd Vote to increase the referendum and extend it for four more years beginning in 2023.

Next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25th at 1:00 pm at BTU.

May 9, 2022 - Session #1 of 2022-23 Contract Negotiations

At the opening session of the 2022-23, ground rules were shared and agreed upon and BTU presented and explained proposals which will be further discussed at the next session on a date to be announced.

BTU Proposed:
  • ARTICLE SIX GENERAL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES proposed changes to Section C Substitutes and Section D Covering Classes.

    Section C would increase daily rate by $55 for studio teachers, school counselors, psychometrists, guidance directors, psychologists, school social workers, speech language pathologists, ESE specialists, media specialists who are asked to provide coverage for colleagues on those days when asked to perform an assignment of the absent employee.

    Section D would increase hourly rate by $55 for employees who volunteer to provide coverage during their non-scheduled time when no substitutes are available. Employees who accept a portion of the students assigned to an absent employee would have an increase by $55 to their daily rate. (Both of these would be an increase from $25.)

  • BTU Salary Proposal 2022-23 proposes a seven and a half percent (7.5%) aggregate increase to the cost of the current salary schedule, effective July 1, 2022. This increase is in addition to any amounts required to maintain prior increases from the Teacher Salary Increase Allocation Funds in Section 1011.62(18). Florida Statutes. Distribution and allocation are subject to further negotiations.

BTU Requested
  • Costouts of Referendum Funding (2022-23) to determine a proposal for Distribution

The next session will be held at a time and place to be announced.

EP Negotiations

Negotiations Schedule

Monday, May 9 @ BTU

Wednesday, July 27 @ KCW

Next Session: Thursday, August 25th
1:00 pm @ BTU