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86 Perrysburg teachers to be paid based on performance

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PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Perrysburg school district is among the first to radically change the way their teachers get paid. Those who opted into the program will now be paid based on how they perform.

No teachers are being forced to join, but it is a more competitive option for new teachers. The starting salary in the program was raised to nearly $40,000. Officials say this will attract the most talented young minds to the district.

District officials say they're pleasantly surprised by how many teachers signed up. While there are still 220 who are on the fence about it, 86 teachers decided to try it out.

"It is such a radical change for people, and it's changing the way teachers have been paid for over 80 years, so to get a third of our staff is phenomenal," said Executive Director of Operations Aura Norris.

Everyone who has already signed up will receive a $1,500 bonus.

At this time, there is no plan to phase out the traditional tenured option for teachers in the district.

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