The Performance-based Compensation Pilot Program was created to pilot the development and implementation of performance-based compensation plans in elementary schools. The State Board of Education awarded grants to school districts and charter schools to develop and implement a performance-based compensation plan for teachers. Grants were awarded on a competative basis over a two-year period. The Legislature did not continue funding for the program after the completion of the initial two-year pilot program.
During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $0 from all sources for Performance Based Compensation. This is a 0 percent change from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.
In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:
The following statute governs the Performance Based Compensation pilot program:
- UCA 53A-17a-163 -- details the implementation of the program in the school districts and charter school. The statute also provides guidelines for the performance-based compensation plans.
The Legislature intends that the State Board of Education review the Pupil Transportation Allocation Formula and recommend ways to improve the formula to increase efficiency, simplify allocation methodology to school districts, and provide incentives for alternative transportation methods. The Legislature further intends that the State Board of Education report its recommendations to the Education Interim Committee and the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee by October 31, 2015.
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The Legislature intends that the State Board of Education and State Board of Regents provide joint recommendations on how to ensure that each concurrent enrollment course is taught by a qualified instructor, that credits earned by students count towards major and minor degree requirements at state colleges and universities, and that students are advised on the transferability of credits to private and out of state institutions. The Legislature also intends that these recommendations be reported to the Education Interim Committee and the Public Education Appropriations Committee by October 31, 2015.
COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.