Palm Beach County teachers protest for pay increases

SUBURBAN WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Several Palm Beach County teachers are lining the streets outside school district headquarters in suburban West Palm Beach.

Their goal is to bring back 'step pay increases.'

A few dozen teachers are wearing yellow shirts and holding signs. They are trying to bring attention to their new theme: Step up for step raises.

They want the Palm Beach County School Board to bring back the raises during the next round of contract negotiations between the teachers union and the district.

The Classroom Teachers Association says without the step increase, the teacher salary schedule is frozen and teachers cannot advance for additional pay.

In 2003 the school board voted to remove the automatic step increases in teacher salary schedules.

Since 2008 there have been no step increases for teachers.

The president of the CTA will address the school board.

It's unclear if the board will be taking any action on the step pay request.

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