CPS To Give Bonuses To Principals Whose Schools Show Improvement

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.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports

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.

  • Wolf

    Why…the system is already massively over budgeted…the compensations are excessive for the functions expected …it is time to restructure and correct this dysfunctional system but it will not happen under the illegitimate Mayor and the cronies now in Chicago…it seems bribes and taxes are the norm here…

  • Annette Wiley

    Are they really serious to give Principals more money for doing a job they were suppose to do in the first place.

    • LOTD

      EXACTLY!!!!!! I wish others would wise up and see that!!!

  • tom Sharp

    Chances of lying and cheating on results— at least a 100% “improvement”!!

  • http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/11/11/brizard-lousy-principals-must-be-replaced/ Brizard: ‘Lousy’ Principals Must Be Replaced « CBS Chicago

    […] CPS also plans to reward principals whose schools show improvement. […]

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