MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A metro Atlanta school board has voted to develop a system to pay teachers based on performance instead of seniority.
The Marietta Board of Education unanimously approved the performance-based pay system this week and officials say it will be implemented during the 2015-16 school year.
Board chairman Randy Weiner told the Marietta Daily Journal they sent schools superintendent Emily Lembeck to faculty meetings to let teachers know what the change will mean for them.
A Massachusetts-based nonprofit the district hired last fall analyzed the way the district uses its money and presented the board with a 68-page report on how the district could reconfigure teacher salaries and the benefits that could come with such a move.
Weiner says the district's goal is to attract and retain highly-effective teachers.
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