Carroll ISD board of trustees approved a one-time retention incentive payment for eligible employees in a 4-0 vote at its July 11 special board workshop.

Trustees Sheri Mills, Hannah Smith and Alex Sexton were absent from the meeting.

Based on years of experience, eligible employees will receive a one-time payment to encourage retention within the district for the 2022-23 school year. The payment will be made in three installments: one each in August, December and May 2023, according to the board’s resolution.

The purpose of the payment is to enhance employee morale and to encourage staff members to continue service at the district during the school year, according to the resolution. The total cost to the district will be $752,219 for the upcoming school year, the resolution stated.

Eligible employees are those whose employment began on or before May 23, 2022, those who are scheduled to work between 37.5 hours and 40 hours in a work week and those scheduled to work less than 37.5 hours in a work week, according to the resolution.

Employees eligible for the payment are split into two groups.

The first group includes teachers, special education paraprofessionals and NTN coaches, according to the resolution. NTN, or North Texas Nadadores, is CISD's swim club. The board of trustees previously approved a compensation increase for the NTN coaching staff at a June 6 meeting.

The incentive payment for this first group ranges from $1,600 for employees with zero to five years of experience to $3,200 for employees with 26 to 30 years of experience. A full breakdown from the board’s resolution is shown below.

The second group includes all other staffers not listed in the first group. These employees will receive a one-time payment of $1,000 to be paid on or before Aug. 19, according to the resolution.