Compensation

Educator Workforce

As we continue to equip the next generation of teachers with the appropriate tools to address the needs of every child, we must ensure that school, school system, and preparation provider leaders also have the appropriate tools to address Louisiana’s educator workforce needs.

EDUCATOR WORKFORCE REPORTS

In order to inform educator workforce decisions across the state, the Department created District and Regional Educator Workforce Reports that contain data relative to recruiting and hiring, teacher effectiveness, retention, promotion, granting tenure, and compensation.

In spring 2018, the Department released the annual District and Regional Educator Workforce Reports in a secure reporting site for school system and school leaders. To access the Regional Educator Workforce Reports, please visit the Workforce Library.

COMPENSATION

Effective educators deserve to be recognized for their hard work and accomplishments in the classroom.

Previously, school systems awarded salary increases for seniority and academic credentials, no matter how well teachers performed. Teachers couldn’t get an increase when they did great work—something people can expect in almost any other profession. Recently passed legislation requires school systems to build compensation systems based on effectiveness, demand, and experience.

  • Effectiveness, which is based on a teacher’s evaluation
  • Demand, such as working in a subject with a shortage of teachers or working in a hard-to-staff school
  • Experience, including experience in the classroom and other relevant work experience

The new system is designed to reward teachers, who make the biggest impact on student achievement and allow school systems to take their priorities into account when deciding how to compensate teachers.


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