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603 CMR 6.00:
Teacher Quality Enhancement

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6.04: Bonus Program: Process for Application and Notification

(1) Candidates shall apply for the bonus program using an application form provided by the Department no later than March 1 of each year. The Commissioner may waive the application deadline for good cause. The Commissioner may establish an application deadline earlier than March 1 if he determines an earlier deadline is necessary.

(2) The Commissioner shall select and notify bonus recipients by April 1 of each year. The decision of the Commissioner shall be final.

(3) The Commonwealth shall pay each recipient a $20,000 bonus over four years, with $8,000 paid in the first year of the bonus, and $4,000 in each of years two, three and four. Recipients shall be eligible for each year's bonus payment only if they are certified to teach in the Commonwealth, are employed as a teacher by a public school in the Commonwealth, and have not received an unsatisfactory evaluation from their principals or supervisors in the previous school year.

(4) The name of an individual recipient shall remain confidential unless the recipient waives such confidentiality in writing.

Last Updated: September 1, 1998
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