BOSTON. Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson is getting her wish to extend the school day in 12 schools designated as “turnaround schools.”


The Boston Teachers Union has agreed to allow teachers to receive a sti-pend for the extra time at a rate lower than the pro-rated salary scale the union requested. The move marks the first time any school district has used authority under the state’s education reform law to push for changes to a union contract.


The agreement also allows Johnson to implement a pay-for-excellence plan that recognizes teams of teachers through “team rewards.”