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Catawba County Schools adds bonuses to attract teachers and other staff

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Catawba County Schools

Catawba County Schools is the latest Charlotte-area district weighing in with new bonuses to attract teachers and other employees in a competitive market.

The new incentives include:

  • Signing bonuses of $1,000 for teachers and $500 for other staff.
  • Bonuses of up to $150 a month for substitute teachers, based on the number of days worked.
  • Retention bonuses totaling $2,000 for all full-time employees who work the full school year.

The district is using federal COVID-19 relief money to cover costs.

Districts across North Carolina are facing staff shortages that make it hard to cover classrooms and keep in-person classes running. The state principals’ association has identified that as this year’s biggest challenge.

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