On Thursday, Christmas will come early to every eligible educator of the Fort Smith School District in Arkansas as they are destined to receive a one-time payment worth $1,500.
Stimulus Update For Eligible Teacher
According to Talk Business, earlier this year on May 9, The payments were approved by the school board. The bonus payment is intended to give relief to teachers who worked during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be paid out of the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund budget.
Who Are Qualified For The $1,500 bonus?
The qualifiers that are set to receive the $1,500 bonus are The classroom teachers, the department-level certified employee, including but not limited to, interventionists, instructional specialists, special education coordinators, adult education teachers, and School-level administrators such as principals and assistant principals also qualify for the payment.
However, district-level administrators such as department directors, will not qualify for this bonus. Furthermore, other staff who do not qualify as well are nurses, police officers, and professional support staff, as they have separate salary schedules.
Additionally, Teachers will also benefit from the Certified Salary Schedule, which will enhance their salaries by $3,471.81 annually, for the 022-2023 school years or a 5.89% pay increase. The bonus payments come as the hectic holiday season United States continues to soar high amid the busy Christmas season.