The Louisiana Department of Education says that officials in 63 of Louisiana's school districts have now submitted their new salary schedules that aims to reward teachers based on effectiveness.

This new pay plan was created because of a 2012 state law that is crafted to give local school districts more flexibility in how teachers get paid.

The 19th Judicial District Court has said the law is not constitutional, but it does remain in effect while the appeals process is playing out.

One of the changes comes from Calcasieu Parish where teachers would be paid $1,500 if they received a "highly effective" classification several years in a row.