Q-Comp was enacted through a bipartisan agreement in the Minnesota Legislature in July 2005. It is a voluntary program that allows local districts and exclusive representatives of the teachers to design and collectively bargain a plan that meets the five components of the law.
The five components under Q-Comp include Career Ladder/Advancement Options, Job-embedded Professional Development, Teacher Evaluation, Performance Pay, and an Alternative Salary Schedule.
Alexandria Public Schools will receive $169 per student for the program in 16-17. The board can choose to levy an additional $91 per student in future years.
The program, titled A Comp in Alexandria, was approved by the Board and Education MN Alexandria in early 2016.
Teachers have the ability to earn incentive pay up to $1,250. The breakdown is as follows:
- Achievement of Site Goal set by BLT: $50
- Implementation of Student Learning Goal: $100 for executing plan
–with your PLC team
- PLC Participation and Engagement: $150
–tracking of attendance and minutes of 45/minutes per week
- Demonstrate Proficiency in at least 6 components: $950
–through observation process using Danielson Framework