A legislative education committee won't include performance pay for teachers in its recommendations for short-session laws, said one of its chairmen.
Performance pay for state employees, including teachers, was one of the big ideas included in the GOP-crafted budget last year. The budget included $121 million to spend in 2012-13 on "labor market and equity salary increases" and performance-based pay plans.
Setting up a performance pay system is extremely complicated, said Rep. Brian Holloway, a Stokes County Republican and co-chairman of the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee.
"It's something the General Assembly wants to do," he said. "I highly doubt performance pay will take place in the short session."
The meeting featured ideas from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, with interim Superintendent Hugh Hattabaugh and board Chairwoman Ericka Ellis-Stewart talking about the district's performance pay and teacher evaluation plan, and representatives from a mostly privately-funded effort called Project L.I.F.T. talking about their work with the district's lowest performing schools.