Austin ISD staff who show proof of full vaccination will get a $250 incentive added to their October paycheck, according to an AISD press release.

The district announced the new incentive program Aug. 24.

To get the $250 bonus, part-time and full-time district employees will share proof of their vaccination status through a form. Employees will need to have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines by Oct. 15 to be eligible, according to the release. Staff who are already fully vaccinated will also be eligible and employees' vaccination status will be kept confidential.

The district also launched a co-op program to assist employees who have to isolate due to COVID-19. The co-op will allow eligible employees who contribute eight hours of their own leave to the program to use up to five “COVID leave” days of full payment if needed, the release said.

"The goal is to have a multilayered approach to making campuses as safe as possible," the release said.