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Dec 5, 2012 8:31 AM by AP

East Feliciana teacher bonus decision delayed

CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana Parish School Board has deferred action on a move to deny bonuses to teachers no longer employed in the parish but who would be qualified for the extra pay for their performance in a special program last school year.

The board voted 8-4 Tuesday to send the matter back to its Salary Committee for more study.

Superintendent Henderson Lewis wanted to pay bonuses only to eligible teachers who returned for the 2012-13 school year. Teachers who resigned or accepted a teaching job outside the parish would not be eligible.

The bonuses, a minimum of $2,000, are awarded to teachers participating in a teacher advancement program designed to reward teachers who receive good evaluations and whose students show performance gains.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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