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Parent Attendance Affects Bonuses

Parents across Idaho will now play a role in whether or not their child’s teacher gets a raise. Teacher bonuses in more than two dozen school districts statewide will depend to some degree on how well they can engage parents throughout the year, as part of new education changes signed into law earlier this year. The laws championed by public schools chief Tom Luna carry sweeping changes for Idaho’s public schools that include phasing in laptops for high school teachers and students, while requiring online courses. School districts and public charter schools were also required to develop plans to reward employees who go above and beyond. The teacher pay-for-performance bonuses could be based on a variety of factors, including improved test scores and attendance rates/Jessie L. Bonner, AP. More here.

Question: Should parent attendance at teacher conferences be one of the ways teacher bonuses are decided?


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