02-28-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #16


Title
School Recognition Bonuses

Discussion

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 employees 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 76 qualifying school.  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 to past, the School Board will be kept informed as to the planned expenditure of the total funds.

A listing of the 76 qualifying elementary and middle schools, along with their respective award amounts, is attached for reference along with the same information for the 2 Charter Schools who received these dollars.



Recommendation
Authorize bonuses to be paid to staff members of the 76 qualifying schools that will be receiving School Recognition funds based on their respective school grade for 2010-11.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/14/2012
Consent after Information2/28/2012

Authority for Action
F.S. 1008.36

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
12$4,107,023Yes100Various000558VariousVariousVarious

Contact

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

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




Attachment:  2011-12 School Recognition.pdf