Posted: Feb 11, 2013 7:50 AM by AP
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish school system will revamp how it pays teachers, raising the base pay and changing how it doles out raises.
The system is making the changes because of new state laws that require schools to pay teachers based on performance, not experience alone.
Under the current system, teachers make a starting base pay. For a teacher with a bachelor's degree, that base pay is $37,975 during the first year.
For every year of experience a teacher gets, the salary grows.
The school board has voted to increase the base salary to $40,000 for the next school year. Finance Manager Don Gaudet (GOH-day) says that means most teachers in the parish will get some salary bump.
Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com