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School Board to Consider Incentives for Principals

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A possible incentive program could bring an extra bonus to some Bay District Schools Principals.

At the next School Board meeting, Superintendent Bill Husfelt is recommending an incentive program that would reward principals from high performing schools who choose to teach at a low performing one.

The recommended bonus is for $10,000 to be renewable annually only upon the approval of the board. There is already a similar proposal in place for the teachers.

"If teachers have marked learning gains and we see that they would benefit in moving to a school where the students are struggling we have incentivized teachers to do the same thing," Director of Instruction Gena Burgans said. "So I think this is a great idea on his part because we all know that a school is only as successful as the leader that's leading that school and the teachers that are teaching that schools."

Tuesday, the Superintendent is also making his recommendations on school start times for next year. He is only recommending a later start time for high schools. The high schoolers would start at 8:15 a.m. and end at 2:45 p.m.