Substitute teachers who work a certain number of hours in Bay District Schools will now get a little extra cash. School leaders are trying to attract more qualified subs to help in the schools.
The School Board approved the Teacher Sub Bonus Program at their meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Subs who work more than 100 hours in a nine-week quarter will get a $150 bonus at the end of that quarter. Those who put in more than 150 hours will get a $250 bonus.
However, Only one bonus can be earned in a quarter.
Superintendent Bill Husfelt said finding enough subs who can work regularly has been an issue for decades.
"Finding high quality subs is something we have decided we are going to put a lot of emphasis and focus on. How do we get there? We believe financially is the way we approach it so this is the beginning of that plan."
Husfelt feels adding a bonus will have a larger impact than slightly increasing hourly pay rates.
Substitute teachers are now paid by the hour instead of a flat, daily rate. The District made the change to better track hours for healthcare requirements and compensate subs working at Springfield and Oscar Patterson Elementary Schools Both have an extra hour of school.
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