RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tennessee (WKRN) – Schools in Rutherford County are finding ways for employees to stay amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The county announced on Friday that employees in the Rutherford County Schools District will receive bonuses of up to $ 1,000 to compensate for additional duties placed on them due to the pandemic.
In a ReleaseRutherford County Schools Assistant Superintendent of Budget and Finance Doug Badary said: “The federal government has realized that there is much more of a burden on schools.
One-time bonuses were unanimously approved at the request of School Principal Bill Spurlock, and there is an order in which each employee will receive their bonus.
According to a statement, classified and certified employees who were employed before October 1, 2021 and who remain employed until December 17 of this year will be eligible for the first payment of $ 500 in January 2022. Employees who remain employed between January and May 2022 will then be eligible for the additional payment of $ 500.
In order to qualify for a payment, employees cannot interrupt their employment during both periods to receive a bonus. Newly hired employees who are hired by December may only be eligible for the second payment of $ 500.
Nutrition employees are not eligible for the bonus, but receive a separate $ 500 in January.
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