02-25-2014 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #20

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 provide authorization for qualifying schools to pay employee bonus amounts, which have been determined jointly by their respective SACs (School Advisory Councils) and staff members.  Approval of this item authorizes Human Resources to set up the bonuses for payment, based on the decision made at each of the 41 qualifying schools.  This process 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.

Attached is a list of the District's 41 qualifying schools (along with 3 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 at the 41 qualifying schools that will be receiving School Recognition funds based on their respective schools grade for 2012-13.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/11/2014
Consent after Information2/25/2014

Authority for Action
F.S. 1008.36

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical

Cost Center


Karen Strickland, Director of Planning, Budgets & Reporting, ext 610.

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

Attachment:  School Recognition Award Estimate for 2013-14.pdf