Here is the thing, the district should light a fire under these principals who haven’t turned in a plan yet. I can’t imagine any teachers at those schools going, nah you keep it, just get it to me when ya can. But worse it shouldn’t matter for the schools who have turned their plans in. I asked the Florida Bats Facebook page the status of the money in other districts and was told among other things that some schools in Sarasota have received it while others haven’t. It is inexplicable to me that schools haven’t turned in their plans but why not pay the teachers at the schools that have.
I am happier with the district than I have been in a long time but it’s time they released teacher’s money. If the district wants teachers to be leaders and show commitment to the system, then instead of doing the minimum and releasing the money as late they can, they should lead by example and bend over backwards to get teachers their money. If they have high expectations for teachers, they should have high expectations for themselves.
Here is what I was told on the FB page, note I have taken out names and icons,