Louisiana's National Board Certified Teachers likely will receive a pay decrease this year, according to one educator. Gov. Bobby Jindal eliminated state bonuses for NBCTs in his state budget, leaving districts pay for the mandated $5,000 stipends. However, in this letter, Doug Madden writes that districts like his in East Baton Rouge Parish will likely eliminate its matching funding for NBCTs to pay the state's share. Madden writes that his district -- like many others -- typically provides a $5,000 match to the state's bonus.

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