Hillsborough teachers will get a pay raise, after all.
The teachers union and school district have reached a tentative deal that provides teachers a $4,000 raise beginning in October.
Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association Executive Director Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins says it was a worth compromise, even though teachers won't get everything they've been fighting for the past year.
Teachers have been at odds with the district over a $4,000 raise they say was promised as part of a 2013 salary agreement. But the district said it didnn't have the money.
Superintendant Jeff Eakins recently announced a restructuring plan that includes the elimination of 800 positions through attrition. He says that frees-up more funding for raises and other district needs.
The agreement will have to be ratified by the school board.
(Photo: the Hillsborough County School District)