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Article 10.6. Certificated Staff Performance Awards for Improved Student Achievement In Underachieving Schools   

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(a) The Certificated Staff Performance Incentive Act is hereby established for the purpose of awarding one-time performance awards to teachers and other certificated staff in underachieving schools, where the academic performance of pupils significantly improves beyond the minimum percentage growth target established pursuant to Section 52052.

(b) The State Board of Education shall establish criteria for determining the eligibility of schools to receive the awards and shall determine the amount to be allocated to a school, based on the number of teachers and other certificated staff eligible to receive an award. The maximum award allocated to a school per full-time equivalent certificated staff shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000). The total amount of the awards allocated under this article shall not exceed the total amount appropriated for the purposes of this article.

(c) This article shall be implemented subject to the appropriation of funds for the purpose of this article in the annual Budget Act.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 52, Sec. 1.)