CAREER LADDER GRANT PROGRAM & WILDCAT TLC
Tutoring - Leadership - Continuous Improvement
(Approved September 16, 2010, Revised 2018-2019, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, April 2023, August 2023)
The Board of Education of the Logan-Rogersville R-VIII School District recognizes the relationship between high-quality instruction, teacher leadership, continuous improvement and student achievement, and therefore, supports the Wildcat TLC program. The program is established to encourage teacher involvement in Tutoring, Leadership, and Continuous Improvement. The program is aligned with the current Strategic Plan (i.e. Comprehensive School Improvement Plan - CSIP), School Improvement Plans (SIPs), Curriculum Development Plan, Professional Development Plan, Missouri School Improvement Program, and is based on available student achievement data and the results of needs assessments at the school and district level. This plan was developed with input from teachers, administrators, and patrons at the September 2022 District Advisory Council and school board meetings.
For the fiscal year 2024, a voluntary performance pay matching program established by state statute was put in place by the General Assembly as an annual appropriation to provide the state’s share of the Career Ladder Program. Up to 60 percent shall come from state Career Ladder Grant funds, and the remaining amount, not less than 40 percent and any related benefit costs, comes from local revenue. This grant is subject to appropriation on an annual basis.
Definitions & Guidelines
Definition: Supplemental instruction provided by a certified teacher to a student or group of students, outside of the contracted school day, that enhances the regular instructional program(s) received in the classroom.
Guidelines: Each school principal, in collaboration with the building tutoring lead, and Student Success Team (SST) will:
Definition: Responsibilities assigned and/or approved by administration outside of the contracted school day focused on enhancing student learning at the school or district level. Leadership must show a direct connection to student learning, achievement, and instruction as set forth through the Strategic Plan.
Guidelines: Individuals serving in a leadership capacity on school level or district wide committees and/or teams who are eligible for the Wildcat TLC program / Career Ladder will adhere to the following:
Professional learning driven by a targeted area of focus aligned to the Strategic Plan as the district/school seeks to problem-solve areas of needed growth.
Those engaging in professional learning under Continuous Improvement will ensure their efforts support improvement in the implementation of research-based instructional practices, and data-driven decision making. Continuous improvement efforts are intended to:
Stages of Wildcat TLC / Career Ladder
Stage 0: (100% District Funded - TLC)
1st and 2nd year, and All Non-Classroom Eligible Personnel
50 Hours maximum allowed
$1,750 = $35/hr.
Stage 1: ($30 Career Ladder Eligible / $5 District Funded)
Must be in year 3+
50 Hours minimum required and maximum allowed
$1,750 = $35/hr.
Stage 2: (Career Ladder Eligible)
Must be in year 4+
75 Hours minimum required and maximum allowed
$3,000 = $40/hr.
Stage 3: (Career Ladder Eligible)
Must be in year 6+
100 Hours minimum required and maximum allowed
$5,000 = $50/hr.
Wildcat TLC (stage 0) Eligibility Requirements
Wildcat TLC remains in place for those eligible employees not able to take part in the state’s Career Ladder Grant Program. Requirements for the district’s TLC program include:
ADDITIONAL Career Ladder Grant Program Eligibilty Requirements (stages 1-3)
Career Ladder Grant stages 1-3 have specific requirements per statute;
Eligible experience must be in a Missouri Public School.
Teachers must have completed the required beginning teacher assistance program, and participated in two (2) years of mentoring for Stage 1 Eligibility.
At Stage I: Teacher in year three+ of teaching who completes the required fifty (50) clock hours.
At Stage II: Teacher in year four+ of teaching who completes the required seventy-five (75) clock hours.
At Stage III: Teacher in year six+ who completes the required one hundred (100) clock hours.
Tutoring; Required minimum = 25 hours
To be eligible, activities must be pre-approved by the building principal.
Teachers must submit a TLC/Career Ladder Development Plan for approval
The Development Plan must be completed by September 15, 2023
TLC/Career Ladder Development Plans will be in alignment to the district’s Strategic Plan, the School Improvement Plan, and the teacher’s Professional Development Plan.
Jodi Beck will be sending Tracking Forms to those that submitted their Intent to Participate.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 753-2891 x3038
The Logan-Rogersville R-VIII School District shall create an assessment committee consisting of educators, administrators and patrons to annually assess the success of the District Career Ladder Program. They will report to the Board of Education each year at the regular May meeting regarding the benefits for school and students, and teacher interest and participation. In addition, the Logan-Rogersville School District will report on the Career Ladder Grant Program to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education upon request.
Appeals for approval or denial of application and initial placement on the Career Ladder Program, including the right to substantive and procedural appeals of the local comprehensive, performance-based evaluation process. Procedures will include, but not limited to;
An opportunity to have the decision reviewed by the Superintendent or designee.
An opportunity for a board appointed committee to review the superintendent or designee’s decision.
All decisions made with respect to a teacher’s application to, and placement on, any stage shall be based on the qualifications for that stage as stated in the district plan.