It’s too early to say, but the state may be handing school districts a raw deal.
The Career Ladder program, where teachers — after fulfilling their contracts — can earn extra cash for extra duties, is funded by a partnership between school districts and the state.
School districts have already set aside money for the program, but the state won’t set its budget until next year – January, February, or maybe March or later. Right now, the state is sending early signals that when the time comes, it might pull out.
While the editorial makes no suggestion on what could or should be done about this, I am thoroughly expecting Career Ladder to be funded, primarily because teachers are already doing the Career Ladder work and should be paid for it, but also because many legislators just don't like Gary Nodler's attitude.