Teachers to receive an unexpected appreciation pay

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stephanie, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Stephanie
    Offline

    Stephanie Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    70,236
    Thanks Received:
    10,818
    Trophy Points:
    2,040
    Ratings:
    +27,361
    what

    November 18, 2010 3:50 PM
    By Melissa Dean
    In an effort to retain teachers and staff, every employee in the public school system in Gulf County will see an increase in their wages in the coming months.

    The school board voted on Tuesday to temporarily increase each employee's wages by 4 percent beginning Nov. 30 with funding granted by the federal government. The increase will last for one year.

    "We do this to retain our teachers to make sure that we keep the good ones that we have," said Superintendent of Schools Tim Wilder. "I think everybody deserves this, every employee in our school system from bus drivers to custodians."

    The funding comes as part of $26 billion Jobs Bill signed by the President Barack Obama in August in an effort to save roughly 300,000 teacher and government worker jobs nationwide.

    The bill provides $10 billion for states to save the jobs of 160,000 teachers and also allocates $16 billion to help cover the cost of Medicaid.

    In a statement by Gov. Charlie Crist from the Governor’s Press Office following the August decision, Christ commended the actions by the U.S. Government in helping Florida maintain its educational staff as well as assisting in maintaining Medicaid benefits.

    read it all here.

    Teachers to receive an unexpected appreciation pay | teachers, jobs, employee - Local News - The Star
     
  2. Samson
    Offline

    Samson Póg Mo Thóin Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    27,357
    Thanks Received:
    3,742
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    A Higher Plain
    Ratings:
    +4,210
    heh......Why doesn't Florida just become the District of Columbia and admit they cannot govern themselves.
     

Share This Page