Georgetown ISD approves one-time lump sum payment to staff for COVID-19 relief

A one-time, lump sum payment to Georgetown ISD staff will be funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
A one-time, lump sum payment to Georgetown ISD staff will be funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

A one-time, lump sum payment to Georgetown ISD staff will be funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Georgetown ISD added a one-time lump sum payment option to its 2021-2022 compensation plan in response to the recent COVID-19 surge.

The one-time payment will be sent out to all staff covering classes and performing duties beyond their positions, Superintendent Fred Brent said. An extensive substitute teacher shortage has been exacerbated by the current COVID-19 surge, requiring teachers to fill in vacancies, Assistant Superintendent Lisa Napper said. Full-time staff will be paid $250 and part-time staff will be paid $125. The district has been in coordination with Williamson County Commissioners to use funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to fund the one-time payments, Brent said.


“It was recommended by our principals that we pay everybody one lump sum because they are asking everybody across the district to wear multiple hats,” Brent said. “I really appreciate the work of our campus principals and the platform they have. It’s always a good time when you can make good things happen.”
By Trent Thompson

Reporter, Austin Metro

Trent joined Community Impact Newspaper as an intern in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2020. In July 2021, he was promoted to Austin Metro reporter. He covers several news beats from education and government to dining, transportation, nonprofits, and healthcare. However, his primary beat is business and development. Before working at CI, Trent wrote for The Daily Texan, UT's daily student newspaper, and worked on many projects of his own for his undergraduate program. In his free time Trent writes poetry, spends time with loved ones, and watches Star Wars for the hundredth time, including other new movies.