Quantcast

Performance Pay for Teachers - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Performance Pay for Teachers

Posted: Updated:

 

When some Bossier Parish teachers opened their pay checks recently, they were surprised, seeing less than what they expected.

They can blame changes at the state level that no longer allow for increases in pay based on tenure alone.  This year increases will come in the form of stipend based on teacher performance.

" I think when the scores are released next month then we will have the information we need to release the stipend for those teachers," said Bossier School Superintendent D.C. Machen.

The scores, based on student test scores and classroom evaluations, will determine how much of a performance bonus  Bossier teachers will get.

For those who rate as  "Highly Effective"  they will get a $1,000.

Teachers who rate as "Effective Proficient" will get  $400.

For a rating of "Emerging Effective" teachers can expect a $100  check.    

What teacher  won't get at all this year is about $150 they normally get every three years for working in the district. That money is now going towards the stipend.

"The new compensation package is actually going to give  you greater benefit when you reach that highest level you can reach, " said Machen.

But achieving that level year after year could be difficult for even the most skilled of teachers, according to teacher representative Jackie Lansdale with Red River United.

"They (students)  could just not show up to school, there could be a disruptive element in the class and students could actually affect a teachers ability to get paid," said Lansdale.

That's because a teachers score  is partly based on how well students perform on state test  and no one seems to know the exact formula the state is using to determine a teacher's score.

The state determined that schools can increase pay for teachers based on the demand, effectiveness and experience. Each district was given the right to determine how much the increase can be. 

  • ArkLaTex SlideshowsMore>>

  • ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

    ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:12:16 GMT
    There are lots of animals in the Ark-La-Tex who are looking for that perfect home.
    There are lots of animals in the Ark-La-Tex who are looking for that perfect home.
  • KTBS 3 Viewer's Pets

    KTBS 3 Viewer's Pets

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:00:16 GMT
    Viewer's petsViewer's pets
    Viewer's pets
    Viewer's pets
  • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Adoptable Children

    Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Adoptable Children

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:44:11 GMT
    DJanaeDJanae
    Foster/Adoption Parenting Minimum Qualifications and Steps to Certification Minimum Qualifications for Certification.
    Foster/Adoption Parenting Minimum Qualifications and Steps to Certification Minimum Qualifications for Certification.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:51:31 GMT
    Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much...
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a...
  • PG&E penalized $1.4B for deadly pipeline blast

    PG&E penalized $1.4B for deadly pipeline blast

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:42:01 GMT
    California regulatory judges have issued a $1.4 billion penalty against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight...
    California regulatory judges have recommended a $1.4 billion penalty against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight...
  • 30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:31:54 GMT
    A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.
    Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on...
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File