The House has voted 44-26 in favor of SB 1110, the teacher pay-for-performance bill; having already passed the Senate, the bill now moves to the desk of Gov. Butch Otter, who cosponsored the measure and has indicated he'll sign it into law. The bill is the second piece of a three-bill package of school reforms proposed this year by state schools Supt. Tom Luna; the first piece, SB 1108 on teacher contracts, passed yesterday, while the third piece, SB 1113, to raise class sizes and eliminate 770 teaching jobs in the next two years to generate savings that would be funneled into technology upgrades, performance pay and other reforms, remains stalled in a Senate committee.
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