Access & Accel
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The election window for eligible teachers and school-based administrators to voluntarily "opt in" to ACCESS & ACCEL is available each year during the month of May. Election Window Dates: May 1st through May 31st of each school year. Voluntary elections submitted through May 31st of the current school year, will take effect on July 1st, with the start of the following school year. Please see below for additional information.
Beginning July 1, 2014, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) implemented the Pay for Performance Compensation Plans (PFP), which provide eligible teachers and school-based administrators an opportunity to voluntarily "opt-in" to the ACCESS plan for teachers, and ACCEL plan for school-based administrators.
ACCESS: Awarding Competitive Compensation to Educators for Student Success, is the performance pay salary schedule for instructional personnel - all employees represented by the Broward Teachers Union - Education Professionals (BTU-EP) Collective Bargaining Agreement.
All teachers hired on or after July 1, and all teachers currently assigned to an Annual Contract (AC), will automatically be assigned to the ACCESS Plan.
ACCEL: Awarding Competitive Compensation to Educational Leaders, is the performance pay salary schedule for school-based administrators.
All school-based administrators hired or appointed on or after July 1, 2014, will be assigned to the ACCEL plan.
If you are an actively employed Professional Services Contract (PSC) or Continuing Contract (CC) teacher and are on the BTU-EP step salary schedule, or serve as a school-based administrator, then you qualify to enroll in a performance pay salary schedule. This is a voluntary choice and it is irrevocable.
If you decide you do not wish to enroll in the ACCESS or ACCEL plan, there is nothing you need to do. You will remain on your current salary schedule.
Note: The Election Window opens annually during the month of May.
Please follow the ESS link provided to access the Employee Self Service portal, where you may view a side-by-side comparison of your current salary with your salary under the performance pay salary schedule.
For active employees, salaries will not be reduced if enrolling in the performance pay salary schedule and future salary increases are based on employee's overall evaluation rating.
For additional information and for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please follow the links provided on our website.
Please contact Compensation with any questions regarding the Pay for Performance Compensation Plans.