Educators in the United States are eligible to receive incentives totaling over $7,000. In the Paterson Public School District in the state of New Jersey, there are roughly 150 teaching jobs that are open.
Applicants are being offered hiring bonuses of $7,500 in an effort to fill these open positions.
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The funds that are being used to fulfill the district’s pledges on hiring bonuses are coming from the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Grant. The allotment that was given to the district is being used.
The newly hired teachers in the school system will each earn a one-time incentive of $7,500, which will be paid out in two installments.
They will get one-half of the bonus at the end of their first year of teaching, and the remaining balance will be paid to them one year later, at the end of their second year of teaching.
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The school board has decided to hold a job fair in order to increase the number of qualified candidates for these open teaching posts.
The meeting will be held on February 15 from 4 to 7 o’clock in the evening at the district’s Central Office Building, which is located at 90 Delaware Avenue in Paterson. Already, between March and August of 2022, they recruited and hired 153 new educators.