THOUSANDS of teachers could be eligible for bonuses of up to $5,000 each as schools put in place incentives to prevent them from quitting.
It comes after exhausted teachers quit or retired as schools moved teaching online during the pandemic, leading to staff shortages in some states.
From forming the soul of a child to becoming a temporary social worker for disadvantaged students, distance learning has left many teachers with little time for themselves.
Lanee Higgins, a teacher at Baltimore County Public Schools, told Washington Post Distance teaching has broken down the boundaries between work and home.
She eventually had to leave her post to seek therapy.
With teachers like her under extreme stress, schools are having a hard time retaining them. This is why schools are offering an attractive cash incentive.
Here’s a list of what some states are currently offering.
Alpine School District
Utah are offering their teachers in virtual settings $300 per student above a class size limit of 30 students.
Detroit Public Schools Community
In Michigan, the city of Detroit is offering $500 per quarter to teachers while also providing blended, face-to-face, face-to-face, and virtual instruction services to students.
Howard County Public Schools
Maryland will provide teachers “who are free and willing to volunteer as an alternative during their daily preparation time” compensation of $55 for each period of preparation.
This is approximately 60% higher than the equivalent maximum hourly wage the district pays for substitute teachers.
Onslow County School
In North Carolina, Onslow County School said it will invest approximately $6 million to provide approximately $3,600 in two retention bonus payments.
Randolph County Public Schools
The Randolph County Public Schools System is another school system located in North Carolina, and they are offering each district employee a $5,000 bonus.
How do you qualify for the bonus?
Bonuses are being awarded in different ways.
For example, each teacher at Rowan-Salisbury School is paid $5,000 to attend a leadership institute.
Therefore, you should check with your employer to see how much you are receiving and how the bonus is being divided at your school.
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https://www.the-sun.com/money/4417450/teacher-bonuses-incentive-not-quit/ Teachers are getting bonuses of up to $5,000 to prevent them from dropping out