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Shepherd ISD to offer performance money

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The December Anchor Award staff recipient are (from left) Adrian Porrata- Doria, Shepherd High School; Jessica Moheng, Shepherd Intermediate School; and San Juanita Cruz, Transportation. Anne Gallmeier of Shepherd High School was the November recipient.The December Anchor Award staff recipient are (from left) Adrian Porrata- Doria, Shepherd High School; Jessica Moheng, Shepherd Intermediate School; and San Juanita Cruz, Transportation. Anne Gallmeier of Shepherd High School was the November recipient.

By Tony Farkas
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SHEPHERD — The Shepherd ISD Board of Managers additional pay for good grades.

The Board, at its regular meeting on Dec. 16, approved a pay plan which will reward all teachers and staff for good grades, which will be determined by state evaluations.

Superintendent Jason Hewitt said that the “performance pay matrix” is two-pronged, and depending upon teacher and campus success, employees could see bonuses from $1,000 to $5,000.

Hewitt said the plan encompasses all teachers, including CTE teachers, as well as all employees and support staff.

Based on state rankings, teachers graded A will receive $5,000, B gets $3,000 and C’s will receive $1,000.

All staff members are eligible to receive a stipend based on campus grades; those are A, $1,000; B, $750; and C, $250.

Hewit said that the new matrix took effect immediately, although the grading won’t be done until the summer months.

In a separate matter, the Board approved the financial audit report for last year, which came back with an unmodified opinion, the highest result. Hewitt said the district has been able to put about $1 million into its fund balance.

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