Local schools awarded 'recognition' dollars formed on tyro exam scores

Twenty-two internal schools will get a square of a $134.6 million cake that is propagandize approval dollars — an beginning that annually awards schools for achieving possibly an “A” or estimable swell on state-issued news cards.

And while propagandize officials will straightforwardly accept a newly minted checks, they also critique a program’s inducement methods, weighing either propagandize grades are a best approach to prerogative educators.

The Florida School Recognition Program is formed on a state’s burden system, that evaluates factors such as students’ exam scores, high propagandize graduation rates and “acceleration participation” from tyro enrollment in modernized classes. Awards were distributed Tuesday from a Department of Education.

Qualified schools will accept roughly $97 per tyro formed on 2014-15 figures, that in Leon County Schools totals about $1.8 million — mostly to be disbursed as an equal reward for all expertise and staff members. In a prior 5 years, a district was awarded some-more than $7.5 million.

Any subordinate propagandize is compulsory to emanate a devise surveying how a endowment will be spent, that contingency also be authorized by a School Advisory Council. Without a plan, a income — by default underneath state principle — is equally allotted among classroom teachers now operative during a school.

“Getting that ‘A’ was a group idea and it was achieved as a propagandize team,” pronounced Joe Burgess, principal of Chiles High School, that will receive $190,485.

However, Burgess would rather see a income go to clergyman income increases or an altogether boost in a state’s educational spending, generally since a awards hinge so heavily on exam performance.

A inhabitant investigate patrician “Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card,” released final month by a Education Law Center, a investigate classification that advocates for entrance to “quality open education,” suggested that Florida schools arrange 42nd for preparation appropriation per tyro and 49th for a series of teachers for each 100 open propagandize students.

Between 2008 and 2013, Florida also exhibited a second steepest decrease in propagandize funding, a investigate found.

The Legislature has bumped appropriation to $7,178 per tyro for 2016-17, an boost of roughly $71 from a prior year. On average, inhabitant spending is about $10,000, according to National Center for Education Statistics.

“This approval complement can emanate contempt or dysfunction,” Burgess said. “And employees might feel under-valued in a process. We need to find some-more defining characteristics that could reasonably establish a propagandize grade… More schools merit extra funding.”

Leon County: $1,824,012

Buck Lake Elementary, $65,876
Canopy Oaks Elementary, $68,171
Chiles High, $190,485
Conley Elementary, $84,916
Deerlake Middle, $89,524
Desoto Trail Elementary, $64,032
Fairview Middle, $77,705
Florida High, $163,317
Gilchrist Elementary, $100,416
Godby High, $119,932
Hawks Rise Elementary, $84,634
Imagine School At Evening Rose, $28,945
Killearn Lakes Elementary, $83,287
Leon County Virtual School, $5,432
Leon High, $190,710
Lincoln High, $194,744
Montford Middle, $100,597
Roberts Elementary, $80,959
SAIL High, $37,138
School of Arts Sciences, $31,029
Sealey Elementary, $52,989
Swift Creek Middle, $72,491

Wakulla County: $400,771

Coast Charter School of Arts Science Technology, $15,664
Crawfordville Elementary, $54,120
Medart Elementary, $48,242
Riversink Elementary, $45,778
Riversprings Middle, $52,844
Shadeville Elementary, $54,933
Wakulla High, $129,190

Gadsden County: $121,993

Gadsden Elementary Magnet, $15,794 
Havana Elementary, $41,876 
St. Johns Elementary, $21,903
West Gadsden High, $42,420 

Franklin County

Apalachicola Bay Charter, $31,391

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Elementary, $45,138

Madison County: $53,909

James Madison Preparatory Charter High, $8,091
Lee Elementary, $25,795
Pinetta Elementary, $20,023

Taylor County

Steinhatchee School, $7,557

Contact Amanda Claire Curcio by email during acurcio@tallahassee.com or follow @MandaCurcio on Twitter.

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