Teacher pay incentives part of proposed ND budgetBISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota teachers may soon be able to qualify for performance bonuses along with their regular pay.
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota teachers may soon be able to qualify for performance bonuses along with their regular pay.
The idea was recommended by North Dakota's education improvement commission. Gov. Jack Dalrymple included the proposal in his budget recommendations to the Legislature.
It makes $7.5 million in state money available for school districts that set up performance bonus plans.
Teachers could qualify by taking extra training or doing mentoring work with other teachers. They may get bonuses depending on how well their students do in school.
Dalrymple calls the idea a way to reward teachers “for good performance in the classroom.” He says teacher pay shouldn't just be based on length of service.
Dalrymple says the program is voluntary, and any performance pay would be on top of a teacher's regular salary.