Lots of districts have released School Recognition funds, why hasn’t Duval?

The word on the street is some schools haven’t turned in their plans for the money, you know at  schools where teachers make lots of money. The Union put out an email in December that said 23 schools haven’t turned in their plans yet, then today the district told me 23 schools haven’t turned in their plans. I get it we had a holiday break, but there has been no change?

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,

 

Alachua and Union receives it before Christmas.

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Suwannee has received theirs.

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Why do some counties receive their money early or do they all receive the monies at the same time and then the county decides to disburse?

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They want to hang on to it while it builds interest in their account.

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Sarasota has the funds and some schools have received it, others have not.

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Duval County won’t release until every school submits their plan for distribution. 23 schools failed to submit plans before winter break. 

Personally I think it’s BS. Give the money to the schools who submitted the paperwork before the deadline. The other schools will have to wait until they submit their plans.

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Jackson got the recognition funds in November . . .

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 Bay got it in November as well

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2 Replies to “Lots of districts have released School Recognition funds, why hasn’t Duval?”

  1. There were schools on that list that had in fact submitted their plans a while ago. I am not sure what the deal is but at this point it is a shame.

  2. Chris, I think there is some BS going on. My school met, discussed, and voted on a plan many months ago. I would think all schools have done the same by now, so why have the plans not been submitted? As a matter of fact, it takes so long to get the money, we even discussed who to leave the money to in our wills (no kidding); you can actually die before you get it! With that being said, this whole thing is crap! The district and folks in Tallahassee want to work the sh*t out of teachers but don't want to pay us. Their asses should be required to spend time in the classroom every year they hold whatever position they work. The kids have become so rude, disrespectful, and entitled and yet we give it our all. This is disrespectful on so many levels, and that is why people are leaving!

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