Special magistrate rules in favor of teachers union in St. Johns County pay dispute

The school district in St. Johns County faced a pay dispute with teachers who demanded a raise, arguing that their annual income was not comparable to that of teachers in nearby areas with a high cost of living. After negotiations stalled, an outside mediator was brought in, who recommended the pay raises proposed by the district’s teachers union, citing their excellent learning results and earning the pay increases they sought. Under the proposal, the starting teacher salary would increase, and teachers rated effective and highly effective for the year would get a raise. The special magistrate noted that Florida is…

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Marina Munch Set to Mark 3rd Anniversary and Grand Opening of Marina Cantina at English Landing Marina on May 27.

A food truck park in St. Augustine called Marina Munch is celebrating its third anniversary. They are having a grand opening for a new waterfront bar called Marina Cantina at the English Landing Marina. The celebration will include live music, food trucks, beer, and prizes. Marina Munch has various food trucks that rotate daily, serving local favorites. Nico Recore, the managing partner, is booking live music throughout the summer. CLICK TO READ SOURCE Images/Source: totallystaugustine.com

Sing Out Loud Festival to feature top performers on Sept. 22-23

The Sing Out Loud Festival is returning to St. Augustine this September with a two-day Francis Field showcase featuring performances by popular artists such as The Black Keys, Maggie Rogers, Mumford & Sons, Lord Huron and more. The festival will include free local artist showcases, ticketed events, and other artist development programs. The festival aims to celebrate community and give back to local charitable organizations. Tickets for the Francis Field showcase will go on sale to the general public on May 12. St. Johns County residents can access an early presale. CLICK TO READ SOURCE Images/Source: totallystaugustine.com

St. Johns County Leaders Encourage Beach Access Survey Participation

Leaders in a county are looking to enhance beach access and are seeking input from local residents via a survey, which will be available until the end of May. CLICK TO READ SOURCE Images/Source: www.actionnewsjax.com