CPS To Give Bonuses To Principals Whose Schools Show Improvement
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CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools officials are outlining the standards they will use when they decide which school principals and other will receive raises based on their job performance.
As WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says officials have been designing the yardstick for which they will measure principals.
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He says they should be accountable for their students’ and schools’ success.
CPS chief education officer Noemi Donoso says the measures have been designed to highlight progress, not just reward teachers whose students have the highest test scores.
“This means that principals of schools where significant numbers of students are performing below grade level will be eligible for a bonus if their students make significant academic gains during the 2011-2012 school year,” Donoso said.
Principals and their support staff could make and additional $5,000 to $20,000 a year, depending on their performance.