DeSantis proposes $1,000 bonuses for teachers, principals

Ron DeSantis
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. First responders and people over 65 years-old began receiving the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday during a trial run of the site which will open to seniors at a later date. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a proposal that would give $1,000 bonuses to teachers and principals

According to a release from the governor’s office, the proposal would amount to $216 million and would come from the third round of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.

DeSantis said he will ask the Florida Senate and House of Representatives to include the funds in their respective budgets.

If passed, the proposal would provide a one-time bonus to 3,600 public school principals and nearly 180,000 full-time classroom teachers.