MIAMI (CBS4) – School leaders in Miami-Dade County were rewarded for their performances within the school district.
Bonuses were given to more than 200 high-performing principals and assistant principals totaling approximately half a million dollars.
“We all work hard, it’s a nice little bonus to be recognized at the end of a very long journey,” said Reva Vangates, the former assistant principal at Dr. Rolando Espinosa K-8 Center.
The financial perks were granted based upon student performances at the leader’s schools.
“It shows that the work that we’ve been putting in to making sure our students are progressing academically is really paying off,” said Mayte Dovale, the principal at Coral Way Elementary School.
Some principals received up to $6,500.
The bonuses are funded by a U.S. Department of Education Race to the Top (RTTT) grant.
School administrators are the second group to receive financial perks for making schools better.
In April, high-performing teachers were recognized and shared $14 million.