School Board Will Get Update on Pay For Performance Monday

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When the Boise School Board of Trustees meets Monday night, they'll take up the issue of Pay for Performance, the controversial teacher bonus plan pushed through the 2011 Legislature.

But instead of crafting its own guidelines, Boise School Superintendent Don Coberly is recommending that the district adopt state criteria for funds that will be available in the fall of 2012. Depending on state guidelines, the plan would allow a Boise PFP committee "time to create a long-term implementation proposal focusing on local measures that will support increased student achievement," said Coberly. The state guidelines will be primarily hinged on ISAT scores.

Additionally the board of trustees will get an update on a pending levy, which is expected to ask voters to fund $15 to $17 million for FY 2012. The vote is expected to occur in March 2012. The public will also be able to weigh in on the issue when the board convenes at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the district offices on Victory Road.