NC teachers .. word about ABC awards

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  1. smannes

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    From DPI's website:

    "This year, awards will be provided at the amounts of $1,053 per certified staff at schools earning high growth designations. Certified staff at schools meeting expected growth will receive awards of $527.

    For teacher assistants the amounts are $351 for high growth and $263 for expected growth."


    http://www.ncpublicschools.org/newsroom/news/2008-09/20080807-01
     
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    $1053!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We met high growth :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
    Now I will be able to pay myself back for the money I "borrowed" from my savings.
     
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    I like this development to a powerful vacuum cleaner- it really kind of sucks.

    It is nice to make some money, but the amount is SIGNIFICANTLY less than promised.
     
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    I don't know what was promised, so $1000 sounds good to me right now :)
    I had to take $600 out of savings so far this summer and will have to buy 2 tanks of gas before I get paid (about $160) plus all of my food has to come out of my savings.
    So, I am going to come out close to even, which is a HUGE sigh of relief since I am trying to buy a house!!!!
     
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    Oh, to you veteran NC teachers, when do we get the bonus?
     
  7. smannes

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    This is my first year in NC also but apparently it's previously been $1500. While the cut sucks, I guess it's better than nothing, right? We also made high growth.
     
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    Yup! Since I was never given $1500, I will not miss the $447! I am happy! :)
     
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    I've heard they come out in October or November depending on when the state finalizes all the EOG's results...if there is a Veteran NC teacher on here that knows more...please let us know! (my old school made expected growth so I will be seeing the $527)
     
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    WOO HOO!!! Thanks for the great news! We made High Growth :) Now lets see when we get it...
     
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    I didn't know that money was coming last year until it came! By the time it reached me, I was living in Virginia and had recently been homeless. My car had just broken down. Talk about a life-saver! I expected bills in the mail and I found a check for $1200! I actually called my former district to ask them if it was a mistake, and they explained it. I was over the moon!

    Too bad it's getting cut, but I'll still take it, lol!
     
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    What month did you receive your check? Just wondering when I will be able to pay myself back...
     
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    I got it in November, but I think it was dated some time in October. I had moved a few times and it had to follow me through the mail.
     
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    Thanks.
    Home buying is stressing me out!
     
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    I'm so happy for you guys, especially Giraffe and Sary, since I know you're both as broke as I am :lol:
     
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    It will probably be in November/December this year because they still have to wait for the reading scores to come back. When they had to wait for the math scores a few years ago it seemed like it took forever to find out which schools made it.
     
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    Reading scores are not supposed to be calculated into ABC's this year. In the past it has always been October-ish.

    Emily
     
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    I won't get it this year, since I made the (horrible) choice to move out of state for a year, but I'm planning on sticking around in NC for a while this time!
     
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    Last year it came at the end of October. They take about 25% of it for taxes.
     
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    I haven't seen that bonus money since 2003, so no big loss to me. Oh Well... Maybe someday again.
     
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    Were science scores included in the ABCs or just math? I don't think so, but I can't remember. I don't even know our science scores (we haven't been given them unless they did it over the summer) but I know they have to be awful!!
     
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    As I recall, Science scores are not included this year.
     
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    I didn't think they were. But, I wasn't sure if things were changed or I was wrong (wait that NEVER happens- I am ALWAYS right ;) :lol:)
     

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