2020-2021 Pay Options

June 3, 2020 – The School District of Manatee County and the Manatee Education have signed  Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) that will adjust how employees are paid beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.  Every employee will have to select how they will be paid by filling out the Pay Option Form below and returning it to HR no later than Thursday, June 25, 2020

Currently, employees are paid semi-monthly (on the 10th and 25th of the month) and earn 24 pay checks in a school year. 

Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, employees will be paid bi-weekly (every other week).  Your annual salary remains the same in each option.  The options are as follows:

  • 22 pay checks over the work year (August – June),
  • 26 pay checks with pay over the summer
  • 26 pay checks with 5 checks paid in a lump sum on the last pay check of the work year

Deductions for health insurance, life insurance, flexible benefits will be deducted equally among all checks depending on the option chosen, and MEA dues deductions will be deducted over 22 pay checks. 

The MOUs, pay options form and some examples of what these changes could look like for teacher and para pay checks are below.

Please make your selection using the pay option form and return to HR no later than June 25, 2020. If it is not returned, you will default into the 26 pay option.

Pay Options Form:  PDF iconpay_option_form_2020_fillable.pdf

MOU Teacher Pay Options: PDF iconsignedmouteacherpayoptions.pdf

MOU Paraprofessional Pay Options:  PDF iconsignedmouparapayoptions.pdf

Examples of Teacher Pay Options:  PDF iconpay_options_teachers.pdf

Examples of Para Pay Options:  PDF iconpay_options_paras.pdf

Special Open Enrollment for MEA Members!

ATTENTION ALL MEA MEMBERS AND POTENTIAL MEMBERS!!

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!

 We are extremely excited to announce our partnership with American Fidelity to offer Member Only Benefits!

American Fidelity works with education associations across Florida and has a reputation for outstanding service!

Starting May 18, 2020 American Fidelity will conduct a Special Open Enrollment for our members.

American Fidelity will have representatives available virtually to help you understand your benefit options and help answer questions for all your needs. Details will be announced soon, please watch for email announcement & Facebook posts.   

 The benefits being offered are

Customer Support Information:

Amended Memorandum of Understanding - Millage Referendum for Teachers and Paraprofessionals

The amended referendum clarifies how much of teachers' outside the student day planning time management may use for meetings.

PDF iconmougrievanceresolutionref.pdf

Memorandum of Understanding - Work Year

This MOU is related to the first week of work for teachers.

PDF iconmouworkyear.pdf

Memorandum of Understanding - Payment for No Sub

This MOU is a change in how payment is made if there is no substitute available.

PDF iconmoupaymentfornosub.pdf

Memorandum of Understanding - Professional Learning Wednesdays '19-'20

This MOU explains the working conditions for teachers and paraprofessionals in relation to the district's Professional Learning Wednesdays for the '19-'20 school year.  

PDF iconmouplw1920.pdf