Faculty at nine more struggling Pinellas schools to get additional pay
Principals, assistant principals and teachers at six more schools could soon be getting bonuses for working in what the state Department of Education considers Pinellas County's most instructionally challenging schools.
Pinellas County school board members tomorrow will vote on whether to approve bonuses of $1,000 for teachers, $5,000 for principals and $2,000 for assistant principals at the following schools: Woodlawn, Melrose, Sanderlin and Sandy Lane elementaries; and Azalea and Pinellas Park middle. The board approved such pay for Fairmount Park, Lakewood, and Maximo elementary schools in June.
Last year, the district did the same for Boca Ciega, Dixie Hollins, Gibbs and Lakewood high schools, all campuses that fell on the state's "lowest 5 percent" list. Teachers at those schools will continue to receive the additional pay this year.