Grant Profile

School Board of Miami-Dade County

Cohort:
TIF 4
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Incentives for Highly Effective Administrators and Teachers (iHEAT Initiative) is a performance-based compensation system (PBCS) designed to increase teacher and administrator effectiveness and, consequently, student achievement, in nine high-need schools through incentives and professional development. Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is reforming the current teacher and principal salary schedules to include a differentiated salary schedule based on effectiveness. The iHEAT Initiative
will provide additional financial rewards to teachers and principals rated Highly Effective and also compensate Highly Effective teachers who take on additional career ladder responsibilities. Nine high-need schools participate in the iHEAT Initiative: Together, the schools serve approximately 12,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Each meets the federal definition of high need, with more than 50 percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

Grant
Information

1450 NE Second Avenue
Miami
Florida
33132-1308
(305) 995-7566
Project Director: 
Ada Fernandez-Vicaria
Grant Number: 
S374A120035
Award amount: 
$17,166,759
STEM Grantee: 
No
Number of districts: 
1
Number of schools: 
9
Number of principals: 
9
Number of teachers: 
510
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