North East ISD approves $4M for retention bonuses for eligible employees

North East Independent School District trustees have approved a plan to give $4 million in retention bonuses to eligible employees. (Courtesy Google Streets)
North East Independent School District trustees have approved a plan to give $4 million in retention bonuses to eligible employees. (Courtesy Google Streets)

North East Independent School District trustees have approved a plan to give $4 million in retention bonuses to eligible employees. (Courtesy Google Streets)

North East ISD will be providing certain employees with $4 million in retention bonuses.

The school board voted on Oct. 11 to approve a plan to give a one-time retention supplement of $575 to full-time district teachers and librarians.

Additionally, all other eligible employees will receive a lump sum of 1% of their annualized pay grade midpoint under their 2021-22 salary range.

The supplement will be paid in November to eligible employees.

Employees must have been hired on or before Oct. 1, 2021. Temporary employees, substitute teachers and employees who work fewer than 20 hours per week are ineligible.



District officials said they hope NEISD employees will see their bonus as a show of appreciation despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It was important to bring this early to you all for consideration, and hopefully, this is a small piece that maybe gives [NEISD employees] some respite coming this holiday,” Superintendent Sean Maika said in a release.

North East ISD is using money from the American Rescue Plan's Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief federal grant to fund the one-time retention supplement for the 2021-21 school year.

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