Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Delay in promised incentive pay frustrates teachers

This from the Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale):
Hundreds of nationally board certified teachers in a Florida district who were promised a $10,000 incentive for working in low-income schools are still waiting for the bonus after the district received less Title 1 money than expected from the federal government.

In the meantime, several teachers have backed out of the national certification process, fearing state and district incentives will have evaporated before they can take advantage of them. "They want highly qualified teachers but no one is willing to pay for them," said Sharon Hepburn, a nationally certified elementary teacher.

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