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Teacher Performance Pay

Bookmark this page for information about Teacher Performance Pay. Each year, eligible teachers vote on the plan and with 70% of the eligible population approving the plan, it is submitted to the Governing Board for final approval. Information for the 2023-24 school year will be emailed to eligible teachers mid-July.

Kyrene Classroom Site Fund (Prop 301) Performance Pay Plan

Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) § 15-977 Classroom Site Fund governs the Kyrene Elementary School District's performance-based compensation system. A.R.S. § 15-977 requires teachers who are eligible for performance pay to annually approve the District’s plan with at least a 70% favorable vote. In addition, A.R.S. § 15-977 requires the school district’s governing board to adopt the performance-based compensation system at a public hearing to allocate funding from the classroom site fund. 

Browse through the information on this page to learn more about Kyrene's plan. 


Plan Description & Compensation

The Kyrene Classroom Site Fund allows the District to recognize and compensate teachers for high levels of performance on identified measures. This year's plan includes the following measures: Final Performance Classification and Professional Development. 

  • A teacher’s Final Performance Classification consists of a teacher’s individual performance score and, if available, the academic progress score. Teachers must perform at the top two levels to be eligible for this payout. 
  • Teachers must complete 15 hours of professional development. The All Teacher PD (6 hours) must be completed to be eligible for compensation in Individual PD (9 hours). Participation in professional development must occur between June 1, 2023, and May 31, 2024. 

The estimated annual Performance Pay Plan compensation is $3,300 per eligible full-time teacher. Payout is issued in a separate check from the regular payroll check. Final compensation will be disbursed by June 25, 2024. 

The exact amount of compensation will vary depending upon a teacher's full-time equivalency (FTE) and individual attainment of the identified measures. The Final Performance Classification compensation is prorated for teachers who work less than 1.0 FTE and/or who do not work the entire contract calendar (i.e. late hire date, unpaid leave, etc.). The Professional Development compensation will not be prorated. 

*The annual compensation amounts are based on an expected amount of projected sales tax revenues. Should the projected amounts not materialize, the compensation amount shall be reduced based upon the actual funds received by the District from the State. The District is not legally bound to pay these funds should the expected funds not be received.