District, Martin County Education Association Complete Labor Negotiations for 2022-2023 School Year

The Martin County School District and the Martin County Education Association (MCEA) have successfully completed labor negotiations for the 2022-2023 school year.

"I am grateful for the commitment to collaboration displayed by our School Board, District team and the MCEA bargaining unit team throughout the negotiations process," said Dr. John D. Millay, Superintendent of Schools. "These agreements will allow us to continue prioritizing student achievement, as well as the recruitment and retention of dedicated, highly-qualified educators.”

The following tentative agreements* will be presented to the Martin County School Board and members of the bargaining unit for ratification in February:

  • The starting, base annual salary for newly-hired teachers will increase to $48,700.*
    • This is the highest starting teacher salary on the Treasure Coast.

  • Instructional staff assigned to Indiantown Middle School and Warfield Elementary School shall have their salaries adjusted to reflect a $3,100 Western Zone Supplement for the duration of their assignment at either school. *

  • Performance Pay for 2022-2023 school year will be issued as follows*:

Teachers Employed on an Annual Contract

Teachers Employed on a Professional Service Contract

Performance Evaluation Rating of Highly Effective: $1,200

Performance Evaluation Rating of Highly Effective: $900

Performance Evaluation Rating of Effective: $900

Performance Evaluation of Effective: $700


In addition to these agreements, teachers will continue to receive salary stipends from funds generated by the half-mill property tax increase that was first approved by Martin County voters in August 2018 and renewed in August 2022.  Stipend awards for the 2022-2023 school year range from $1,800 to $10,050 and are based on educators’ years of instructional experience.  Martin County educators are also eligible for supplements for holding advanced degrees and stipends for their involvement in additional programs, such as coaching sports teams or sponsoring clubs.

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*All agreements are tentative pending ratification by the Martin County School Board and Martin County Education Association (MCEA) in February 2023.