More than four out of five schools in the Boise district will receive performance bonuses in the first phase of Idahos plan, which was approved in 2011.
In Meridian, teachers in nearly 75 percent of all schools will receive some extra cash.
Not all schools will get the same amount of money. Under the pay-for-performance plan, some schools land a full share and some a partial share. Details on actual dollar amounts are not yet available.
State officials have said that about 85 percent of all teachers in the state will get a bonus of some amount, with the average expected to be about $2,000.
Districts had to submit a plan in September of 2011 to show how they would distribute the money.
Bonuses will go to entire schools or groups of teachers such as all third-grade or all math teachers within the eligible schools. Next year, additional bonuses will be available to individual teachers who take hard-to-fill positions or leadership roles.
School districts expect to get the money by Nov. 15 and pay it to teachers by Dec. 15, said Eric Exline, spokesman for the Meridian district.
The pay-for-performance plan is one of three school reforms before voters for possible repeal on the Nov. 6 ballot. Proposition 2 deals with the state pay-for-performance plan; a no vote would end the bonus program in future years.
Theres still some debate over how repeal would affect this years bonuses.
How did officials determine who gets what? The state set a measure for rewards based on how well students perform on the Idaho Standards Achievement Test. Individual districts had the option to add criteria, such as student graduation and dropout rates, the number of students taking AP classes and more.
The Boise district opted to look solely at the state standard. The Meridian District chose to add the number of students reaching math and reading targets.
Lists of schools receiving bonuses in Canyon County were not available Wednesday.
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