Our Purpose

Q-Comp is a program that provides meaningful staff development and rewards teachers and other licensed staff for working toward raising student achievement.  The Yellow Medicine East plan includes incentives for achieving professional development goals, building stu
dent achievement goals, and individual student achievement goals.  

Our Goal?  By collaborating with peers, the staff will foster student learning and improve student achievement attained through effective goal setting, focused job-embedded professional development opportunities, peer observation and coaching.

Background:
Q-Comp was enacted through a bipartisan agreement in the Minnesota Legislature in July 2005. It is a voluntary program that allows local districts and exclusive representatives of the teachers to design and collectively bargain a plan that meets the five components of the law. The five components under Q-Comp include Career Ladder/Advancement Options, Job-embedded Professional Development, Teacher Evaluation, Performance Pay, and an Alternative Salary Schedule. 

Q-Comp has elements built into the overall system, as mandated by state law. These elements are intended to increase student performance through staff development focused on teacher created goals for self-improvement, while using student growth indicators (student performance) and direct teacher observation as impetus' for this development.
May 15, 2018
Certified Staff Members:

The Q-Comp Council will be meeting early this summer to plan for the 18-19 school year. There are several Q-Comp leadership positions open. The terms are for 3 years.

The open positions are:
$1,000 An Elementary Coordinator who coordinates peer observation documentation, serves as a staff development liaison, is a member of the Q-Comp Council, and helps to submit annual state accountability paperwork.
$1,000 A Secondary Coordinator who coordinates peer observation documentation, serves as a staff development liaison, is a member of the Q-Comp Council, and helps to submit annual state accountability paperwork.
$800 each for up to 15 PLC Facilitators who assure PLC protocol is followed, facilitate PLC goal setting, data mining, facilitate best practice teaching strategies, conduct observations.
-$500 Q Comp Council Member who serves on the Q Comp Council. The council oversees all aspects of the Q Comp program including program sustainability and improvement, program budget and annual payouts, using district data to develop school and district goals, and making recommendations to the district staff development committee.

Specific job descriptions can be found here.

A certified staff member may serve as both a Coordinator and a PLC Facilitator.

You may submit a Letter of Interest to your building coordinator (Darlys at the high school, Beth at the elementary). Current PLC Facilitators and Council members should indicate in writing if they plan to resign from their positions. 

Additionally, the Q Comp Council would like to consider restructuring of PLC groups that would better accommodate professional growth and collaboration. If you would like to move to a different PLC or start a new PLC, please submit a letter with your proposal to your building coordinator by May 25