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 icon pay_option_form_2020_fillable.pdf

MOU Teacher Pay Options: PDF icon signedmouteacherpayoptions.pdf

MOU Paraprofessional Pay Options:  PDF icon signedmouparapayoptions.pdf

Examples of Teacher Pay Options:  PDF icon pay_options_teachers.pdf

Examples of Para Pay Options:  PDF icon pay_options_paras.pdf

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 icon mougrievanceresolutionref.pdf

Memorandum of Understanding - Work Year

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

PDF icon mouworkyear.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 icon moupaymentfornosub.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 icon mouplw1920.pdf

MEA Has Members Covered

Don’t be fooled by imitators who offer liability coverage only. Last year alone 17 members faced false allegations of child abuse requiring legal representation for criminal investigations (CPS), for defense of certificate (DOE) as well as for district investigations (OPS).  In the last decade, there have been 0 members requiring liability coverage.

When it comes to coverage MEA along with its affiliates, FEA, AFT and NEA, has members covered in all areas of job related issues including legal, and it’s all included in the price of your dues.

Coverage includes but is not limited to:

  • Allegations of child abuse resulting in criminal charges
  • Ethics charges referred to the Department of Education
  • Questions of competency reflecting on job performance
  • Representation in disputes with school level administration
  • High dollar liability coverage

In addition, members have the benefit of:

  • An outstanding legal team with over 75 years of aggregate experience and a staff of full time attorneys who deal exclusively with members’ legal issues.
  • A network of labor lawyers throughout the state
  • MEA officers and staff to guide members through the process
  • No limitations on fees, hours or nature of the case