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Other nearby school systems also giving employees bonuses

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Other nearby public school systems have also pointed to staffing shortages and increased responsibilities as their rationale for using a portion of their federal Covid-19 stimulus funding to give their employees bonuses for recruitment, retention, and/or for taking on additional responsibilities (see related story, this edition).


See: $3,000 December bonuses for all ABSS employees should make for a Merry Christmas:  https://alamancenews.com/breaking-monday-night-abss-employees-will-get-3000-december-bonuses/


Randolph County school board members appear to be the most generous in awarding bonuses to existing and prospective school employees. All existing full-time employees will receive a $5,000 bonus, “due to pandemic-related disruptions and staff shortages,” based on a resolution that Randolph County school board members voted unanimously to adopt last week.

Existing full-time Randolph County school employees will receive a lump sum payment of $5,000, based on the resolution the Randolph County school board adopted last week. Full-time employees who are hired between October 2, 2021 and January 10, 2022 would receive a $2,500 recruitment bonus with their first regularly-scheduled paychecks and a $2,500 retention bonus in June of next year, providing they remain employed with the school system through the remainder of the 2021-22 school year, the resolution states.

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Part-time employees in Randolph County schools will receive a pro-rated bonus based on the number of hours they work each week; and substitute teachers who work an average of 20 full-time days between October 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022 will receive a $1,000 “Covid-19 incentive bonus,” based on a resolution that Randolph County school board members adopted last week.

Full-time employees in Davidson County schools will receive a $4,500 bonus, The Winston-Salem Journal reported earlier this month. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board members also voted to award school employees a $1,000 bonus.

School board members in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro city school system also voted recently to award a $1,000 recruitment and retention bonus to all employees, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported Tuesday.

Orange County school board members voted late last month to award a $1,200 bonus to all employees, The Daily Tar Heel reported September 30.

Earlier this month, Durham public school board members voted to award all permanent full and part-time employees a $1,000 bonus. That board also agreed prior to the beginning of the current school year to offer $3,500 signing bonuses to recruit math, science, and Exceptional Children’s teachers, which officials in Durham Public Schools and in other school systems have said are among the hardest positions to fill.


OTHER CURRENT ABSS COVERAGE:

See: $3,000 December bonuses for all ABSS employees should make for a Merry Christmas:  https://alamancenews.com/breaking-monday-night-abss-employees-will-get-3000-december-bonuses/

Some special raises have already been given to some groups: https://alamancenews.com/background-on-newest-raises-thousands-in-bonuses-and-raises-already-approved-for-abss-employees/

Board divided on whether to shorten 14-day quarantine period for students:  https://alamancenews.com/school-board-divided-over-when-whether-to-shorten-quarantine-periods-for-covid-19/

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