Idaho teachers get $38 million

9:57 am November 15th, 2012

State issues pay-for-performance bonuses despite Prop 2 repeal, but many Kuna and Melba educators left in the cold.

Some $38 million in so-called pay-for-performance bonuses will find its way into the pockets of Idaho educators this week, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna announced late Tuesday afternoon.

According to a press release issued by Luna’s office, about eight in 10 teachers across the state will receive a bonus averaging around $2,000.

The announcement came after the Attorney General’s office held, in a written opinion requested by Luna, that the bonuses were earned during the 2011-2012 school year and paying the bonuses is a “ministerial” duty.

Proposition 2, which created a statewide pay-for-performance program, was repealed by Idaho voters on Nov. 6 along with Propositions 1 and 3. 

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