10-24-2017 School Board Meeting & Public Hearing Policy 5517.01
Agenda Item #12


Title
State Required 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 the 40 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 payment of bonuses, based on the decision made at each of the 40 qualifying schools. This process eliminates the need for individual schools 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 the bonuses to occur at the earliest possible date.

A list of the 40 qualifying schools and the 8 Charter Schools, along with their respective award amounts, is attached for reference.



Recommendation

Authorize bonuses to be paid to staff members at each of the 40 qualifying schools that will be receiving School Recognition funds based on their respective school grade for 2016-17.



Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 10/24/2017

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
183,373,139Yes100Various000589VariousVariousVarious

Legal Counsel Review
No

Contact

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

Pennie L. Zuercher, Chief Financial Officer, ext. 600.




Attachment:  Attachment 1 - 2017-18 School Recognition Award Amounts by School.pdf