Bonus Opportunities Available for PCPS Teachers for 2019-20

Bonus Opportunities Available for PCPS Teachers for 2019-20

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Bonus info for PCPS teachers

Polk County Public Schools teachers can earn bonuses by working at select high-needs schools during the 2019-20 school year. Please see the flyers and FAQ below for more details.

To participate, complete the high-needs relocation form at http://bit.ly/2sf2ewe.

Please contact qualitycounts@polk-fl.net for more information.

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FAQ

1. I am currently a teacher at one of the schools listed on the flyer. Do I need to complete the high-needs relocation form?
A: No. If you are currently a teacher at one of the schools listed in the flyer, you do not need to complete the form to be eligible for the bonus.

2. I am currently a teacher at one of the schools listed on the flyer. Am I eligible for the bonuses listed?
A: Yes. Teachers that generated a state VAM score of “Effective” or “Highly Effective” are eligible for the bonuses listed. For the $4,000 bonus listed in Opportunity #1 a state VAM is not required but rather a SAO of Highly Effective or Effective is needed. The same is true for Opportunity #3.

3. I am interested in the bonus opportunities listed on the flyer but I did not complete an intent to transfer form, am I still eligible to apply?
A: Yes. You can still apply even though you did not complete an intent to transfer form.

4. I am interested in the bonus opportunities listed on the flyer, how can I apply?
A: Please complete the high-needs relocation form (http://bit.ly/2sf2ewe) no later than August 10 to be considered for these bonuses.

5. What if I opted for a SAO instead of a state VAM on my district evaluation?
A: If you teach a course which generates a state VAM (e.g., fourth or fifth grade), you are assigned a state VAM even though you selected to use a SAO on your district evaluation. Therefore, the SAO has no bearing on your state VAM. For you to get the $15,000 or $7,500 bonuses listed under Opportunity #1 in the flyer, you must have a state VAM of “Effective” or “Highly Effective”.

6. I am currently a teacher at one of the schools listed on the flyer, but I teach a course that does not generate a state VAM, am I still eligible for the bonuses listed?
A: Yes. If you currently teach at one of the schools listed on the flyer but do not teach a course that generates a state VAM, you will be eligible for some bonuses listed in the flyer. Please contact HR’s recruitment department (qualitycounts@polk-fl.net)  for more information.

7. Are these opportunities only for current Polk County Public Schools teachers?
A: Yes. Teachers must be Polk County Public Schools employees to receive the bonuses listed in this flyer.

8. What if I taught in a Florida charter school or another Florida school district last year, how can I take advantage of this opportunity?
A: If you currently teach in a Florida school district or at a Florida charter school, you must join Polk County Public Schools no later than Aug. 20 to be eligible for this opportunity. If you taught a course which generated a state VAM (e.g., fourth or fifth grade) in another Florida school district or Florida charter school, you are assigned a state VAM, and that state VAM follows you as you move throughout Florida schools. Depending upon your state VAM, you may be eligible to receive the bonuses. If interested in the opportunities, please complete the high-needs relocation form: http://bit.ly/2sf2ewe.

9. Why are these bonuses at selected schools?
A: New Florida laws and the Florida Department of Education determine which schools are eligible for bonuses.

10. Are employees other than teachers eligible for bonuses at the selected schools?
A: Possibly. Clerical staff, paras, academic coaches, and counselors may also be eligible for non-listed bonuses. Please contact your school administrator or HR’s Recruitment department (qualitycounts@polk-fl.net) for more information.

11. I really like my current school that is not listed on the flyer and I am unsure if I want to change schools; when is the deadline to complete the high needs interest form?
A: All interested teachers must complete the high needs interest form no later than August 10, 2019. All teachers will be notified of their new location no later than August 15.

12. How will I know if I am selected to receive a bonus?
A: You will receive an official notification from HR notifying you of your new location no later than August 15. If you do not receive an official notification from HR by August 15, then you were not selected. Selection is based upon state VAM data, areas of need at the listed schools, and vacancies.