STATEHOUSE – It was announced today by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) that Fort Wayne Community Schools are being awarded an Excellence in Performance Award grant of $1,600,000. East Noble School Corporation also received a grant of $287,136. State Rep. Kathy Heuer (R-Columbia City) extends her congratulations to the teachers and schools in her district that were honored on Thursday.
“I am pleased that these teachers will be part of the first group of school corporations statewide to take advantage of Indiana’s new policy to reward great teaching in the classroom,” said Rep. Heuer.
The 2011 state budget established the Excellence in Performance Awards for Teachers grant program. The grant appropriated $6 million to be allocated to school corporations and charter schools to make cash awards to teachers rated as effective or highly effective through a performance evaluation system that meets IDOE and state law requirements.
More information can be found on IDOE’s website at www.doe.in.gov then follow ‘Hot Topics,’ ‘Educator Effectiveness’ and ‘Compensation.’
“Our teachers are paving a brighter way for our youth, and I am happy that they are able to be rewarded for their efforts,” said Rep. Heuer. “It is my hope that many more teachers will see the benefits of the Excellence in Performance Award program in the future. We want to continue to reward our best teachers who are making a profound impact on the lives of our students.”
Rep. Heuer represents parts of Allen, Noble and Whitley Counties.