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SD merit-pay plan for teachers goes to public vote

July 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota voters will decide the fate of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to give bonuses to top teachers, phase out tenure and recruit candidates for critical teaching jobs, Secretary of State Jason Gant said Monday.
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Wisconsin Gives $765K in Bonuses Despite Budget Hole

April 20, 2012 in WDAZ

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker established a program that has given hundreds of thousands of dollars in merit raises and bonuses to some state workers even as he preached cost-cutting and pushed through a law reducing most public workers’ pay and eliminating their union rights.
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State universities might need loans to pay 5 percent bonuses March 30

March 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The estimated cost of the bonuses throughout the state’s university system is nearly $11.9 million. The Legislature appropriated $5,161,357 in general funds to pay for the bonuses to university employees. Continue Reading

State employee bonus pay OK’d, but not funding

February 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SD House committee gives lawmakers more time to decide how much to spend.

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SD Senate panel OKs teacher bonus idea

February 24, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE A bill that would give bonuses to top-performing South Dakota teachers was approved Thursday by a Senate committee, despite criticism from opponents who argue that the extra money should instead be put toward school districts’ general operating budgets. Continue Reading

LETTER: State workers bonus unfair to SD teachers

February 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

I find it ironic that the state’s teachers must “earn” their bonus, which only 20 percent of them would receive, while all the state workers get their bonus whether they are doing their job or not. Continue Reading

SD House approves governor’s teacher bonus plan

February 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) The South Dakota House has approved a modified version of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to give bonuses to the state’s top teachers.
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LETTERS: Governor contradicts himself with proposal

February 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

I think that the governor is trying to have it both ways by stating that money doesn’t matter when it comes to the current levels of achievement of the students of our state in reference to our overall educational system and that money does matter when it comes to motivating teachers to boost achievement in reference to merit pay. Continue Reading

SD Senate panel approves one-time bonuses for state workers

February 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE A South Dakota Senate committee on Friday approved one-time bonus pay for state workers. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Teachers must earn bonuses; don’t hand them out

February 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to boost teacher pay to the most-wanted and top-performing teachers appears to be gaining traction in the state Legislature, but with an unfortunate twist. Continue Reading