02-10-2015 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #14

School Recognition Bonuses


Past experience indicates that a significant portion of the School Recognition funds will be expended on bonuses for employees. It is the intent that this agenda item will provide authorization for the qualifying schools to pay employee bonus amounts, which have been determined jointly by their respective SAC (School Advisory Councils) and staff members. Approval of this agenda item authorizes Human Resources to set up the bonuses for payment, based on the decision made at each of the qualifying schools. This process, as in the past, alleviates individual schools from having to generate separate board agenda items. This does not eliminate the obligation of the schools to provide detailed information to both Human Resources and Budgeting. Approval of this item will allow for payment of bonuses to occur at the earliest possible date. As in the past, the School Board will be kept informed as to the planned expenditures of the total funds.

A listing of the qualifying schools, along with an estimate of their respective award amounts, is attached. The final award amounts cannot be determined at this time due to the high school grade appeal process currently taking place state-wide. The total award amount incorporated into this item is from the 2014-15 Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) Third Calculation and will be updated once the final information is available from the State. Attached find the estimated award amount for each of the 52 qualifying schools (four of which are Charter Schools).

This list should be used for reference purposes only as it reflects District estimates of the award amounts. The School Board will be informed once the final information regarding actual award amounts is received from the State.

Authorize bonuses to be paid to staff members of qualifying schools that will be receiving School Recognition funds based on their respective grade for 2013-14.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 1/20/2015
Consent after Information2/10/2015

Authority for Action
F.S. 1008.36

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding

Cost Center


Karen Strickland, Director of Budgeting, Cost Accounting & FTE, ext. 610.

Judy R. Preston, Associate Superintendent of Financial Services, ext. 600.

Attachment:  Attachment 1, 2014-15 School Recognition Awards Calculated at $85 per FTE.pdf