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EDUCATORS-INCENTIVES
(2007-01-29)
(wgvu) - CASH INCENTIVES FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ATTRACT NEW
CUSTOMERS ARE COMMON IN THE BUSINESS WORLD.
NOW, THEY'RE MOVING INTO EDUCATION AS SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONSIDER
ENROLLMENT BONUSES.
THE IDEA IS STILL YOUNG. BUT IT MAKES SENSE TO SOME SCHOOL
LEADERS IN MICHIGAN, WHERE SCHOOL FUNDING IS TIED TO ENROLLMENT.
MOST UNIONS REPRESENTING THE GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE
AGREED TO A PLAN THAT WOULD GIVE LUMP SUM BONUSES TO EMPLOYEES IF
THE DISTRICT LOSES FEWER STUDENTS THAN EXPECTED.
BUT SOME PARENTS ARGUE THE EXTRA STATE FUNDING THAT COMES WITH
ADDITIONAL STUDENTS OUGHT TO BE SPENT IN THE CLASSROOM.
OTHERS SAY INCENTIVES COULD TURN SCHOOL DISTRICTS AGAINST ONE
ANOTHER AS THEY LOOK TO ADD MORE STUDENTS.

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