Should performance bonuses be factored in to the estimated budget for Year 4 or Year 5?
Performance bonuses should be factored into the Year 4 estimated budget in section IV.B.
Per Assurance II.A.2.h.4. for Early Learning and
Transformation interventions, performance bonuses are intended for “implementation
site leaders, teachers, and other staff who, in implementing the selected
intervention for three years, have increased student achievement and high school
graduation rates.” The three years of implementation referenced here are
Year 2 (2017-18), Year 3 (2018-19), and Year 4 (2019-20). Should the
relevant 2019-2020 data (e.g., school grades, VAM) not be available by August
30, 2020, the district would need to request a no-cost extension to expend the
Year 4 money allocated to performance bonuses.