CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) – The Caddo Parish School Board voted Tuesday, August 16 to give teachers and staff a back-to-school supplement in September.
The one-time supplement will provide each eligible employee with $1,000. The board says the supplement is a thank you for the teacher’s efforts.
“Teachers, principals, cafeteria workers, custodians and everyone else in this district work hard to make sure our adorable babies have what they need and I’m proud that we were able to come together and thank you for everything they do. Every employee is important and I’m grateful we did this for them,” said Dottie Bell, Board Member.
The supplement is estimated at $6.2 million. This is made possible by higher than expected sales tax revenues.
“Our longstanding commitment to the community has been to provide academic opportunities from a fiscally responsible school system. We have worked diligently to be good stewards of taxpayers’ money and in this we have exceeded budget while investing in academic recovery and acceleration,” said Superintendent Dr. T. Lamar Goree.
Employees must be actively employed by the district on September 1 and be eligible to participate in the district benefits program to be eligible.
“Each individual profession comes from the hands and minds of teachers. Beyond COVID and all of our employees in recent years, teachers have long been at the forefront of shaping all other professions. It is an honor to recognize our teachers and staff for all they do,” said board member Dr. Terence Vinson.
Last year, the district invested more than $18 million in incentive payments to teachers and staff. Earlier this month, they also increased the daily rate of pay for substitute teachers, secretaries and office clerks.
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