By Joshua Bray
The Slaton Independent School District Board of Trustees met on Tuesday (March 10) evening to discuss Teacher Incentive Allotment, hear Slaton citizens opinions on the new superintendent search and to award March’s Teacher of the Month awards.
The District TIA team presented to the Board a presentation regarding the plan to incorporate the TIA program into the school district. The TIA is a bill that allows teachers to receive bonus pay if they meet certain criteria, which is decided by the District and approved by the Texas Education Agency. Teachers who reach the rank of Recognized can receive a bonus of $3,000 to $9,000. Teachers who receive the rank of Exemplary can receive $6,000 to $18,000, and teacher who receive the rank of Master can receive between $12,000 to $32,000.
Slaton residents had 30 minutes in open forum to voice their opinions and all used their time to present the qualities they would like to see from the next school superintendent. All who chose to speak gave strong recommendations for interim-superintendent Jim Andrus.
The deadline for applications regarding the superintendent position is March 31. After that the board will begin the hiring process and expect to have a finalist chosen by the end of April.
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.