Teachers to undergo performance evaluation
Santo Domingo.- The Ministry of Education has announced that it will be evaluating the performance of teachers, saying that this measure would enable teachers to receive additional incentives applied to their income.
These benefits will become effective in January 2014, retroactive to November 2013, and will be subject to a performance evaluation process that assesses each teacher’s level of achievement in terms of role and responsibilities.
The Director of Human Resources at the ministry, Carmen Pujols, said that these evaluations would take place in October and November, and that the texts and formats that will be used for this purpose are in the process of development.
Pujols also confirmed that the salary increase for teachers, educational specialists and administrative staff in the sector had become effective on Tuesday, stressing that the increase is the most significant in the last 15 years.
The adjustment represents approximately RD$650 per month, or RD$7.8 billion a year for the ministry’s expenditure on teachers’ payroll.
Teachers will be paid RD$19,000 for one shift or session, and teachers who teach two shifts will receive RD$33,241.
The president of the Dominican Teachers Association (ADP) Eduardo Hidalgo, reiterated that the teachers’ salaries are still a pittance, even with the 20% increase applied by the Ministry of Education. He warned that the sector’s struggle for better living and working conditions would not be stopped and that it would go “as far as the government wants it to go”. He described this action as arbitrary, because they did not take the ADP’s proposal into account.
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