Millions Go Out To Outstanding Hoosier Teachers
December 5, 2014 — TheStatehouseFile.com
The state awarded $30 million to 1,300 schools Thursday that will be used to reward thousands of teachers for high performance. The money is the first distribution under a new teacher performance program that Gov. Mike Pence said he will aim to expand in 2015.
Click here to see the full list of schools receiving grants.
“Indiana teachers and schools work each and every day to make a difference in the lives of our children,” Pence said in a statement. “This commitment to excellence brightens both the futures of our young people and that of our state, and I fully support, as I did on day one in office, rewarding their tireless work.
Schools with students who achieve a total passing score of 72.5 percent or above on the ISTEP+ or end of course assessment or 5 percent or more growth in graduation rates from the previous year qualify for the grant.
Schools will receive the following dollar amounts based on performance for the sole purpose of distribution among teachers who have been rated as effective or highly effective.
The General Assembly approved the $30 million as part of the current, two-year budget. Pence said Thursday that he will ask lawmakers to expand funding for the program when they write the next two-year spending plan.