HB1415 would mandate that school districts pay you thousands more. For every additional student in your classroom (beyond the standard set by your district) you'd be getting $1000 more, in annual compensation. So a 3rd grade teacher who can competently lead a class of 24 instead of the district's standard of 18, would be compensated another $6000 in pay.
The bill needs some tweaking, to clarify that the bonus is based upon a full day's worth of educating. So a high school history teacher who teaches during 7 class periods, would have that pay prorated to reflect the appropriate portion in which the classroom exceeded the cap.
Baby Boomers generally had class sizes of about 30, during the 60s & 70s. If today's teachers can match this level of performance, They may see their annually salary jump $10,000 without any additional moonlighting needed.
The best part is that successful school districts will see their operational costs go down, as a result of this implimentation. If a school currently has 100 fourth graders split among 6 teachers (about 17 in each class), they could reduce their faculty by two full time teachers and keep four classrooms of 25. Their current teacher contracts for those 6 teachers may average $45,000 each. The bonus pay to the 4 remaining teachers would total $32,000, but they just reduced their faculty payroll, benefits, and payroll tax by $100,000, for a net savings of $68,000. And that's just for the 4th graders!
If all grades (k-12) are administrated this way, there will be a district savings of $800,000.
This is clearly a bill worthy of endorsing. Teacher's unions are going to hate it. In 1991, House Bill 1017 was pushed through under Speaker Steve Lewis. It mandated very small class sizes. And Speaker Lewis was the darling of the OEA teachers union. They helped him run for the US senate, the following year, where he was crushed by ads depicting him as the "Tax Man". HB1017 massively increased state income taxes.