HISD Board Unanimously Approves Teacher Pay Plan
$14.5M Plan Rewards Teachers Based On Performance
— reported by Click2Houston.com
The salary of some of Houston’s best teachers will increase by thousands after the Houston Independent School District’s board members unanimously approved a new bonus system Thursday that rewards educators based on the performance of their students, KPRC Local 2 reported.
Board members voted 9-0 Thursday in favor of approving the $14.5 million plan in which teachers could earn up to three bonuses for a total of $3,000 a year due to the success of their students.
The approval makes HISD, the state’s largest and the nation’s seventh largest school district, to reward teachers for their students’ performance. More than 200,000 students attend HISD schools.
The bonuses are based on school performance, individual teacher performance and classroom performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills tests. Non-core subject teachers, educators whose performance cannot be based on their students’ test scores, will also have the opportunity to earn the bonuses.