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St. Johns County teachers vote down pay raise because it wasn’t enough

St. Johns County School District negotiators meet with negotiators with the St. Johns Education Association.

St. Johns County teachers have rejected a proposed pay raise, with many saying the raise wasn’t big enough.

The fact that the union rejected the proposal was historic. The St. Johns County teachers union has been around since 1975 and has never voted against a pay increase — until last week.

While the St. Johns County School District consistently ranks among the top school systems in the state, state data shows the typical teacher pay is well below the state average.

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