School district, union agree to 3% raise

Teachers will get a 3 percent pay raise after Pasco County Schools and the United School Employees of Pasco union reached an agreement on new contracts. For teachers, the cost to give pay raises will be $6.4 million, according to a release from the school district. Half of that raise will address cost-of-living expenses, while the other half will be for performance pay or equivalent agreements. … [Read more...]

School board plans to trim property taxes

A state-mandated reduction in school taxes will mean a modest decrease in many homeowners' tax bills this coming year. The Pasco County School Board on Tuesday set the millage rate for 2014-15 at 7.149, and are set to make a final decision on taxes at its September meeting. That is a reduction of 0.208 mills from last year. One mill represents $1 of tax on every thousand dollars of taxable … [Read more...]