Despite reservations that this year’s performance pay plans for teachers lack rigor, Payson Unified School District board members approved them Monday night.
Each school sets its own standards for performance pay, which rewards teachers financially for meeting the goals.
Board member Barbara Underwood said she would like to see a greater percentage of the money tied to academic performance goals, because they were more important than the other categories of parent satisfaction and professional development.
Board members agreed that the standards should be higher. Superintendent Casey O’Brien told the board that he needs to submit plans to the state in December, and available time for changes was short.
Members agreed to discuss their expectations at a future work study session, so teachers and school administrators can have clarity as they develop next year’s performance pay goals.
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