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Indicator!3.5:!Staff!Rewards!and!Incentives!

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Incentives:!
Teachers!who!sign!the!letter!of!commitment!and!are!confirmed!will!work!in!the!Priority!
School!for!two!years.!Full!time!contracted!Highlands!Elementary!School!Educational!
Staff!will!be!eligible!for!an!incentive!stipend!from!the!grant!funds!of!up!to!$2000!in!year!
2015!for!an!approved!commitment,!!and!$2000!in!2016!and!again!in!2017!based!upon!
meeting!targets!as!defined!by!the!plan.!District!employees!(i.e.!related!service!support)!
who!work!at!Highlands!Elementary!School!part!time!will!be!eligible!to!apply!for!a!
stipend!based!on!the!hours!per!week!they!work!at!the!school.!The!stipend!can!be!used!
to!support!professional!development!and!leadership!opportunities!to!support!individual!
career!goals.!!Stipend!guidelines!are!as!follows:!
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!Guidelines:!
Staff!may!request!to!attend!a!national!conference/ professional!development!
opportunity!not!to!exceed!the!stipend!(registration/travel)* * * !
Staff!may!be!reimbursed!for!tuition!not!to!exceed!the!stipend!(Appropriate!
paperwork!(personal!reimbursement!form)!must!be!filed!including!proof!of!payment!
and!a!satisfactory!grade)!
Staff!may!purchase!classroom!materials!to!be!used!to!serve!the!students!at!
Highlands!Elementary!School!
Furniture!items!to!support!improved!classroom!instruction!and!opportunities!can!be!
purchased!(i.e.!book!shelves!for!those!who!purchase!classroom!libraries,!drafting!
tables!to!support!improved!instruction!in!the!related!arts!class,!furniture!to!support!
a!reading!center,!etc.).!These!items!would!be!property!of!Highlands!to!support!the!
students!at!Highlands!
Instructional!support!items!such!as!technology!can!be!purchased.!!These!items!
remain!property!of!the!Red!Clay!Consolidated!School!District!
Consumable!books!may!be!purchased!to!be!used!to!serve!the!students!at!Highlands!
Elementary!
Funding!may!be!used!to!contract!a!guest!speaker!for!the!students!at!Highlands!
Elementary!
Funding!may!be!used!to!provide!an!educational!opportunity!for!the!students!at!
Highlands!Elementary!(i.e.!buses!for!a!field!trip,!Traveling!Franklin!Institute!Show,!
etc.)!
The!funding!can!be!used!to!support!student!rewards* * !for!the!students!at!Highlands!
Elementary!
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* * Allowable!when!reasonable!in!cost!and!when!necessary!to!accomplish!program!
objectives.!Acceptable!awards!include!certificates,!plaques,!ribbons,!and!small!trophies!
nominal!in!cost,!or!inexpensive!instructionally!related!items!such!as!pens/ pencils!to!be!
used!in!the!classroom.!(Funding!cannot!be!spent!on!food)!

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* * * All!travel!is!pending!approval!!
In!addition,!the!district!will!collaborate!with!the!state!to!seek!approval!for!the!licensure!
extension!of!teachers!and!administrators!as!a!reward!for!exiting!Priority!status.!
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Financial!incentives!will!also!be!used!to!compensate!leadership.!Stipends!of!up!to!$2,000!
will!be!allocated!for!up!to!five!Teacher!Leadership!positions.!These!positions!are!beyond!
the!already!existing!available!leadership!positions!such!as!BLT!and!PST!leaders.!Teacher!
leaders!will!apply!for!these!positions.!!Positions!will!be!awarded!to!high!performing!
teacher!leaders!who!will!have!the!opportunity!to!impact!and!influence!decisions!that!
impact!the!greater!school!community.!Potential!teacher!leadership!positions!include!the!
following:!
Technology!Coordinator:!!Supports!testing!and!computer!based!intervention!programs.!!!
Parent!Engagement!Coordinator:!!Plans!and!implements!the!identified!engagement!
activities.!
PATHS!Coach:!!Supports!teachers!and!leads!the!ongoing!professional!development!of!
PATHS.$
Extra!Time!Coordinator:!!Coordinates!and!leads!after!school!and!summer!school!
programs.!
Professional!Development!Lead:!!Organizes!and!leads!the!ongoing!professional!
development!of!Teach$Like$a$Champion.$
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$At!each!Priority!School,!programs!will!be!established!to!recognize!staff!for!their!
effort.!!Examples!of!staff!recognition!will!include!the!following:!
A!Plus!Cards!
Recognition!in!the!weekly!communication!
Kudos!from!colleagues!
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In!addition,!because!staff!at!these!schools!will!be!required!to!operate!with!additional!
responsibilities,!grant!funds!will!support!Extra!Pay!for!Extra!Responsibility!(EPER)!for!the!
additional!professional!development!days!required!by!the!plan!(summer!and!after!
school),!attendance!at!Parent!events!beyond!the!typical!contractual!responsibilities,!and!
for!time!dedicated!to!supporting!extended!learning!opportunities.!
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Based!on!Outcomes!and!Evaluation!System:!
Staff!will!be!eligible!for!the!rewards!based!on!meeting!targets!as!defined!in!the!school!
plan.!!The!measures!and!targets!that!will!be!considered!are!as!follows:!
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School!Culture:!
Student!attendance!rates!
Maintain!an!average!daily!attendance!rate!of!95%!or!higher!
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Rates!of!serious!misconduct!
Reduce!the!number!of!suspensions!by!10%!in!each!year!!
Reduce!the!number!of!behavioral!referrals!by!10%!in!each!year!of!priority!
implementation.!!!
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School!Connectivity!
Parent!engagement!and!satisfaction!metrics!
Improve!the!percentage!of!parent!participation!in!student!conferences!
incrementally!each!year,!with!the!goal!in!2019!of!75%!or!higher!
Improve!the!percentage!of!students!represented!by!parents!at!social/ educational!
programs,!incrementally!each!year!with!the!goal!of!50%!of!targeted!audience!or!
higher!at!each!key!event!(select!3 5!annually)!
Increase!the!number!of!completed!Delaware!School!Climate!surveys!by!10%!each!
year!and!maintain!3.00!or!higher!average!total!school!climate!rating!as!well!as!100!or!
more!on!standard!score!for!comparison!to!other!elementary!schools$
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Teacher!and!School!Leader!Engagement!and!Effectiveness!
Maintain!a!daily!attendance!rate!of!95%!or!higher!(including!sick!and!personal!
absence)!
Retain!90%!or!more!of!effective!staff!
Administrative!staff!will!conduct!an!average!of!3!walkthroughs!daily!and!attend!50
75%!of!PLCs!to!inform!their!role!as!instructional!leaders!
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Student!Performance:!!!
Reduce!the!percentages!of!non proficient!students!by!50%!over!5!years,!using!2015!
results!as!baseline!
Increase!the!percentage!of!students!meeting!their!growth!targets!as!measured!by!
SRI!and!SMI!incrementally!each!year!until!meeting!the!long range!target!of!65%!!
Decrease!the!percentage!of!students!scored!as!Intensive!on!DIBELS!(K&1)!
incrementally!each!year!until!reaching!the!long range!goal!of!no!more!than!10%!
Increase!the!percentage!of!students!reaching!proficiency!(80%!or!higher)!on!the!
Performance!Plus!Math!Post!Assessment!each!year!until!reaching!the!long range!
goal!of!80%!or!more!
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