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Article 1.7 Award Programs Linked to the Academic Performance Index (API) Award Funding Criteria for Certificated Staff Performance Incentive Act   

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Distribution of Certificated Staff Performance Incentive Act awards pursuant to the 2000 growth API shall be as follows, with at least one thousand (1,000) $25,000 awards, three thousand seven hundred fifty (3,750) $10,000 awards and up to seven thousand five hundred (7,500) $5,000 awards being distributed in the process. The total amount of funding for this Act provided in the annual State Budget shall be distributed proportionally across each of elementary, middle, and high schools statewide by the number of certificated staff as reported in the most current CBEDS report.

(a) Schools will be declared eligible or ineligible according to the rank of schools pursuant to Education Code section 52052. An "eligible list" will be determined for each type of school (elementary, middle, and high) for the awards distribution.

(b) Beginning with the school on each of the three "eligible lists" with the greatest raw score API improvement over two times its annual target, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall apportion $25,000 per certificated school site staff FTE position to be distributed to the certificated school site staff in certificated positions at that school. The number of FTE positions counted shall be subtracted from the awards pool of 1,000 FTE positions.

(c) Beginning with the school on each of the three "eligible lists" with the next greatest raw score API improvement over two times its annual target, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall apportion $25,000 per certificated school site staff FTE position to be distributed to the certificated school site staff at that school. The number of FTE positions counted shall be subtracted from the awards pool remainder.

(d) This process shall continue until all 1,000 $25,000/FTE awards have been allocated to the eligible school sites. If, before all 1,000 awards have been allocated, an eligible school site has more eligible FTE positions than remain in the 1,000 FTE awards pool, all of that school site's FTE positions shall receive $25,000 awards. If more than one school site has an identical score in this circumstance, the school with the greatest improvement over it's API growth target in the prior year shall receive $25,000 awards.

(e) Beginning with the school on each of the three "eligible lists" with the greatest raw score API improvement over two times its annual target that did not receive $25,000 rewards, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall apportion $10,000 per certificated school site staff FTE position to be distributed to the certificated school site staff at that school. The number of FTE positions counted shall be subtracted from the awards pool of 3,750 $10,000 awards.

(f) Beginning with the school on each of the three "eligible lists" with the next greatest raw score API improvement over two times its annual target, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall apportion $10,000 per certificated school site staff FTE position to be distributed to the certificated school site staff at that school. The number of FTE positions counted shall be subtracted from the awards pool remainder.

(g) This process shall continue in consecutive order until all 3,750 $10,000/FTE awards have been allocated to the school sites. If, before all 3,750 awards have been allocated, an eligible school site has more eligible FTE positions than remain in the 3,750 FTE pool, all of that school site's FTE positions shall receive $10,000 awards. If more than one school site has an identical score in this circumstance, the school with the greatest improvement over its API growth target in the prior year shall receive $10,000 awards.

(h) The sum of the awards distributed under subdivisions (b) through (g) shall be subtracted from $100 million, and the remainder shall be divided by $5,000 to determine the maximum number of $5,000 awards to be distributed. The $5,000 awards shall be distributed in the same manner as the $25,000 and the $10,000 awards, with the exception that the distribution process will end when the pool of available $5,000 awards is not sufficient to fully fund the eligible FTE positions of the next school or schools in line for the awards.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031

Education Code 44650(b)

Education Code 52057(a)

Reference:

Education Code 44650-44652

Education Code 44654(b)

Education Code 52052

Education Code 52057

(Amended by Register 2002, No. 2)