09-23-2008 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #17

School Recognition Bonuses


Past experience indicates that a significant amount of funds will be expended on bonuses for employees.  It is the intent that this single agenda item provide authorization for the 81 qualifying schools to pay employees bonus amounts, which will be 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 decisions made at each of the 81 schools.  This process, as in the past, alleviates individual schools from having to generate information in order for Curriculum Services to complete school 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 the 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 81 schools is attached for reference along with the 6 charters.


Authorize bonuses to be paid to staff members of the 81 schools that will be receiving School Recognition funds based on their school grade for 2007-08.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 9/23/2008

Authority for Action
F.S. 1008.36 Florida School Recognition Program

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical

Cost Center
09Amount TBD Yes100Various000550VariousVariousVarious
not to exceed


Karen Strickland ext 610

Judy Preston ext 600

Attachment:  award 2007-08.pdf