Caddo School Teachers and Staff Getting Pandemic Bonuses
Good news for Caddo Parish teachers and staff will be getting an extra check to thank them for all the hard work during the pandemic. The Caddo Incentive Plan could mean an extra $2500 dollars for employees. This will include both full-time and substitute workers.
The Caddo School Board approved spending $15.5 million as reward money for service during the COVID-19 pandemic
The vote by the board this week was unanimous.
The money for this program will come from federal stimulus dollars.
Superintendent Dr. Lamar Goree Talks About this Plan:
Our dedicated employees have faced obstacles many others cannot understand in the interest of ensuring our students had access to the highest quality teaching and learning. To make that a reality, they have worked long hours and gone above and beyond in the interest of student safety and commitment to educational excellence. The nearly 5,000 employees who comprise our district are among the most hard-working and passionate individuals I have ever had the pleasure to know and I am thankful to our Board for unanimously supporting an opportunity to thank our staff for what they do every day in the interest of children.
Who Will Get These Payments?
Full-time employees will get an incentive check of $1,250 per semester if they are actively employed on the last day of the semester. Employees who resign or are terminated would not be eligible for the payment. Employees on approved leaves for the 2021-2022 school year would be eligible if they report to work during the year.
Substitute employees, both long-term and day-to-day, also will be eligible for the incentive using the same payment schedule as full-time employees. For long-term substitutes who are filling declared teaching vacancies, they must be available full-time substitutes on the last day of each semester to qualify for $1,250 per semester.
What Will Substitutes Get?
Day-to-day substitutes will receive $10 per day worked during the school year. To qualify, day-to-day substitutes must have worked 86 days, but payments may not exceed $2,500. Student-workers do not qualify for this incentive.
Payments will be dispersed in January and June 2022.
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