Classified hourly staff at USD 383 will receive a one-time retention bonus payment after action by the school board Wednesday.
Employees who worked from Aug. 18 to Dec. 3 will receive $1 per hour for all hours worked during that time. Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid says the district will leverage federal ESSER funds to do so.
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The bonus applies to classified staff that continue to work in the district. It doesn’t apply to leave time or vacation.¬†Board member Darell Edie expressed gratitude toward those employees.
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Employees will receive their payments later in January. The retention pay salary will cost a maximum of $325,000 plus 10 percent in additional employer paid benefits.
Reid says they hope to do another payout at the end of the year.

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