Gwinnett superintendent highlights performance-based awards for teachers during State of the School System Address

Thirty percent of Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers will receive one-time monetary awards a little more than a year from now — but which educators receive those awards will depend on how their students do this year.

Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks talked at length about the district’s new “performance-based awards” during his State of the School System Address to the Gwinnett Chamber on Wednesday. The new program is part of the district’s efforts to address a national issue of district’s struggling to retain teachers.