Klein ISD trustees approve resolution authorizing early signing retention incentive payments

Full-time benefit-eligible employees will receive a one-time payment of $500, while benefit-eligible employees working less than full-time will receive a one-time payment of $250. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Full-time benefit-eligible employees will receive a one-time payment of $500, while benefit-eligible employees working less than full-time will receive a one-time payment of $250. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Full-time benefit-eligible employees will receive a one-time payment of $500, while benefit-eligible employees working less than full-time will receive a one-time payment of $250. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Klein ISD employees who commit to return to work for the district in the 2022-23 school year by April 20 will receive an early signing retention incentive payment, following the approval of a resolution authorizing the payments by the KISD board of trustees April 11.

According to the April 11 meeting agenda, KISD administration recommended the approval of the resolution due to the ongoing nationwide labor shortage.

"Such payment is being made for the public purposes of ensuring continued retention, high job satisfaction and productivity; planning for the 2022-23 staffing needs and maintaining fiscal management and stability in times of unprecedented labor shortages," the agenda reads.

According to the resolution, employees must sign their contracts or letters of reasonable assurance by 11:59 p.m. on April 20, to qualify for the early signing retention incentive payment. Full-time benefit-eligible employees will receive a one-time payment of $500, while benefit-eligible employees working less than full-time will receive a one-time payment of $250.

The payments will be distributed on May 5 and are being funded through $3.85 million the district received in federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, or ESSER, grant funds, according to the agenda.


The KISD board of trustees approved the resolution in a 5-0 vote. Board President Ronnie Anderson and Trustee Chris Todd were absent from the meeting.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.