Klein ISD approves $500 retention stipend for full-time staff

Klein ISD board President Doug James and the other trustees met Nov. 9 for a regular board meeting. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Klein ISD board President Doug James and the other trustees met Nov. 9 for a regular board meeting. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Klein ISD board President Doug James and the other trustees met Nov. 9 for a regular board meeting. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Klein ISD board of trustees approved a one-time $500 retention incentive for all of its full-time employees at its Nov. 9 regular board meeting.

The incentive is meant to reward teachers for their hard work through the coronavirus pandemic. The incentive is available for full-time, benefit-eligible employees. Benefit-eligible employees who are working less than full time will receive $250. This payment will be made Nov. 20.



“They’re being asked to do something that they’ve never been asked to do before,” KISD board of trustees member Chris Todd said. “I wish it could be more, but at least it’s something to say, 'You know, we really do realize it’s hard; I hope you all remember that the work is worth it.'”

The board also voted to extend Superintendent Jenny McGown’s contract for another year. Each board member spoke at length about McGown’s leadership and her impact on the district.

“From my estimation, you’re probably the best superintendent in the country,” Todd said. “And I don’t say that just through happenstance; I come to that through data and by working alongside you and watching your work ethic and watching how much you genuinely care about every single student.”

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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