School District of Clay County
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Teacher Inservice Center - Fleming Island High School 2233 Village Square Parkway Hearings for Special Actions regarding Students - 4:00 p.m. REGULAR MEETING - 7:00 p.m. Executive Session (Closed to the Public) - Immediately following the regular meeting to discuss matters pertaining to pending litigation.
October 18, 2007 Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #42

Item Title
Merit Award Program

Merit Award Program legislation designed to award teachers was signed into law on March 29, 2007.   To access the appropriation, districts were required to submit a plan in accordance with the provisions of the new law.

Recommended Action
The Superintendent recommends approval of the Merit Award Program plan previously presented to the Board on September 17, 2007, for the purpose of rewarding teacher performance.

Financial Impact

The appropriation from the state for Clay District Schools is $2,027,895.00.  According to legislation, awards to teachers are based on supervisor/principal evaluation and student performance and may range from five (5) to ten (10) percent of the district's average teacher salary.   Implementation costs will include associated expenses with creating and scoring end-of-course examinations.   The MAP appropriation may not be used for this purpose.

Note:  If an impasse is declared resulting from a dispute over the Merit Award Program, the dispute would be subject to an expedited impasse hearing.

Submitted By
Toni A. McCabe, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

Attachment:  MAP Board Backup 10-18-2007.pdf

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Closed to the Public) to discuss matters pertaining to pending litigation. Attendees: Superintendent David Owens; Deputy Superintendent Denise Adams; Karen Bush, Board Assistant; Board Attorney Bruce Bickner; Sabrina Gaston, Board Attorney's Assistant; and School Board Members - Carol Vallencourt, Carol Studdard, Lisa Graham, Wayne Bolla, Charles Van Zant, Sr.