Tweaking How Merit Pay Is Distributed
Mississippi teachers might see merit pay next year under the state’s school recognition program, but a proposed house bill would change how the pay is determined.
The current program would provide up to 100 dollars per student for schools that achieve “A” ratings or improve by a letter grade.
It’s part of a teacher pay raise package Governor Bryant signed into law in 2014 and splits payments among teachers and employees.
But instead of individual schools, representative Hank Zuber of Ocean Springs is suggesting setting merit pay on a district’s rating.
Co-Authors of the bill say it’s a more equitable approach and motivates other schools within the district to perform better.