Dr. Johnson and I met in our monthly meeting yesterday. We discussed putting together an alternative compensation (merit pay/performance pay) committee after the legislature has met. She believes there will be a law passed with certain criteria for merit pay, so she wants to wait and see what those criteria are before establishing a plan for Jordan.
Dr. Johnson will be speaking at the next Legislative Council (AR) Meeting. She is going to talk about the focus groups she held and the direction she would like to take the District, as presented to legislators in November.
I asked about how RIS (Reduction In Staff) teachers will be determined. This has not yet been decided. The law changed, stating that hire date or seniority cannot be used. The law allows performance (evaluation) and school need as criteria for determining RIS. As soon as I know how RIS teachers will be determined, I will let you know.
We also discussed the progress of problems at a school and the political changes happening in Jordan with Carl Wimmer resigning prior to the legislative session.