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Washington County To Continue Teacher Incentives

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Washington County Public Schools are continuing a pay-for-performance program for teachers at five schools for a second year, even though the school system has adopted a new evaluation program.

The Herald-Mail reports the school system distributed $1.16 million in financial incentives last week to 155 employees who participated in the pilot program last year. Now the school system has adopted a new evaluation system for teachers.

Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox says there is more to learn about payment incentives for performance.

Teachers who are deemed effective or highly effective can receive extra pay. Administrators can receive bonuses for completing the school year based on student achievement, attendance, the number of suspensions and their work with teachers.

The largest bonus was $8,800 for teachers and $9,600 for administrators.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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