The amendment allows for former eligible employees to return to the classroom in order to participate in the 2016 plan. If you are interested in this, please read 301 Pay for Performance Plan amendment: Important information for former eligible employees.
The board also directed the district to enact a "plan B" at the request of teachers who attended the meeting. Dr. Sánchez agreed with the idea and presented it to the board at the December 13, 2016 meeting. Essentially, if any surplus remains in the fund for the 16-17 school year, a plan will be developed to distribute the money to plan eligible teachers right away. The funds will not roll over into the next plan year.
In November 2016, the Joint TEA/TUSD 301 Classroom Site Fund Planning Committee reconvened to address the Performance Pay Fund surplus existing after the current 301 Pay for Performance Plan is fully funded.
The Governing Board has recognized this joint committee, through the Consensus Agreement, as the committee responsible for preparing the 301 Pay for Performance Plan. Upon reconvening, the joint committee sent a survey to all current 301 eligible teachers to rank three 301 surplus payout options developed from suggestions that were made by teachers at the 301 forums that TEA hosted in October.
The current plan must be fully funded since participants have started to attend their PLCs in anticipation of receiving their payment. Based on the survey results, the joint committee prepared and sent the amendment to all 301 eligible teachers for their vote for approval. The amendment could only address the excess that remains after the current plan is paid in full.
The amendment was then sent to eligible teachers for vote. To be adopted, the amendment needed to receive at least 70% vote of approval. The amendment received 73.6% vote of approval, and so the joint committee presented the amendment to the Tucson Unified Governing Board for approval at the December 13, 2016 Governing Board Meeting, during which the board approved the amendment.
For information, read the Approved 301 Amendment to 2016-17 Pay for Performance Plan (In PDF).
Checklist - Print version in PDF
Here's a checklist to help ensure you receive your 301 payment.
In addition to 7 PLC hours, grandfathered staff members must
Be sure to read the complete eligibility requirements (see page 5 of the 2017-2018 301 Plan). It is your responsibility to complete all requirements and submit by the deadline. If you have any questions we are happy to help! Please contact your TUSD Employee Relations Department at 225-6739 or email ER@TUSD1.org