Putnam County School System was the recipient of approximately $6 million in funding to support the development and implementation of the PASS strategic compensation model from First to the Top, Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) and Innovation Acceleration Fund (IAF) grants.

Ultimately, PASS was created to accelerate student achievement by encouraging and rewarding educator effectiveness.

A collaborative team of nearly 25 PCSS stakeholders—including teachers, school and district leaders, and community and business partners—designed PASS over a nine-month period around the following objectives:

  • Create shared focus and engagement 
  • Support improvement and innovation 
  • Recognize and reward effort and excellence  

When educators learn, lead, and contribute to student growth, PCSS recognizes, reinforces, and rewards their excellence.

Ultimately, our model is about treating our educators like the professionals they are. PASS stands for Putnam Achieving Student Success, and that title references our goal: the acceleration of student growth through support and enhanced learning for our teachers.” 
  —Jerry Boyd, Director of Schools 

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Sharon Griggs
Teacher Quality Supervisor