Yes, remember the controversy a few years over the Newark superintendent of public schools? He was getting a salary of something like $200k+ and then huge bonuses that could boost it to over $300k not for actually raising grades or test scores, but rather to only create a plan for doing so.
There was a couple other performance bonuses that were obviously written to be impossible not to be accomplished, but just to make it so they could list his salary as being lower than it would end up. That backfired big time though.
Only in NJ, right? lol
Year 1- Create a plan to raise test scores, publish plan as proof of work at end of year
Year 2 - Design pieces needed to be implemented to introduce the plan into the schools
Year 3 - Design a plan to get the money to fund the plan outlined in Year 1
Year 4 - Get the money, and start working on components outlined in Year 2
Year 5 - Test the plan on a small scale, to see if it works
Year 6 - Determine plan (once implemented) lowers grades and now teaches children to take their shows off to count to 20, but roll out statewide anyway due to cost incurred in Year 4
Year 7- Create a plan to raise test scores, publish plan as proof of work at end of year