Another STAR rejection
LAND O'LAKES — Keep the money. That's the Pasco County School Board's message on Special Teachers Are Rewarded, the state's controversial teacher performance pay plan. The board rejected the plan, and the $3.5-million it would have gotten to give bonuses to 25 percent of teachers, on a 3-2 vote Wednesday. "Other districts had the guts to stand up," vice chairwoman Kathryn Starkey said, mentioning Pinellas County as an example. "We need to stand with them." Though the decision will be moot, teachers will vote on the plan tomorrow.