Fla. district approves teacher incentive pay fund for struggling schools

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Duval’s School Board Tuesday unanimously voted to accept millions of dollars in local donations to improve the teaching and principal workforce in 36 of its struggling schools.

The board approved accepting a nearly $16 million grant to help with incentive pay for hundreds of teachers and principals to work at schools that make up the feeder region of Raines, Ribault and Andrew Jackson high schools. Those schools are considered transformation schools and have scored some of the lowest grades in the district.

The money is part of a planned $50 million in donations expected to be raised over the next three to five years to invest in teachers, principals, future educators and in technology for Duval schools, called the Quality Education for All fund.

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