The Toledo school district will use federal grant funds to test out giving teachers bonuses if students at their schools do well. The bonuses for teachers in three elementary schools will be awarded if students at their schools learn more than the minimum expected each year in reading or math. (Teachers at one high school will receive bonus payments under a separate plan.)
The Blade says bonuses at one elementary school could reach $500. That’s about 1 percent of the annual salary of a teacher with five years of experience.