Teacher Performance Pay Initiative in Virginia Schools

Governor McDonnell has announced a performance pay initiative for Virginia teachers at schools the state and district have deemed “hard-to-staff”.  Eligible schools in our area  include:

  • Fairfax County – Bailey’s Elementary, Bryant Alternative High, Franconia Elementary, Hayfield Elementary, Key Center, Kilmer Center, Little Run Elementary, North Springfield Elementary and Woodson Adult High
  • Fauquier County – Greenville Elementary and Kettle Run High
  • Loudoun County – Creighton’s Corner Elementary, Freedom High, Rolling Ridge Elementary, Stone Hill Middle and Sugarland Elementary
  • Manassas – Osbourn High and Weems Elementary
  • Manassas Park – Cougar Elementary and Manassas Park Elementary
  • Prince William County – Antietam Elementary, Coles Elementary, Enterprise Elementary, Fannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary, Fred M. Lynn Middle, Kerrydale Elementary, Loch Lomond Elementary, Mills E. Godwin Middle, Potomac View Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Victory Elementary and Woodbridge Middle
  • Stafford County – Colonial Forge High and Kate Waller Barrett Elementary

Eligibility was determined by “accreditation, average attendance, percentage of students in special education, percentage of limited-English proficient students, percentage of teachers with provisional licensure, percentage of special education teachers with provisional licensure, percentage of first-year teachers, and the number of first-year teachers in a critical-shortage area”

Teachers in participating schools which receive an exemplary rating in the 2011 – 2012 school year will be eligible to receive a bonus of up to $5,000.

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