Yuma school districts offer rewards to teachers and staff

Districts are offering compensation in the hopes of keeping the existing team in place, reports Crystal Jimenez of News 11

YUMA, Arizona (KYMA, KECY) – A number of school districts in Yuma County are now offering financial incentives to employees to encourage them to remain in their current positions.

Gadsden Elementary School District (GESD) is one of them. It offers teachers and certified staff up to $ 5,000 when they return for the next school year. Uncertified employees could get $ 3,000 and part-time workers could get up to $ 1,500. Even those who work less than 19 hours a week can get $ 1,000.

The Yuma Union High School District (YUHSD) offers the greatest incentive. From July 1st, all certified and classified employees will receive a 5% increase. According to YUHSD, this is part of an initiative that began in 2018 and will increase teacher salaries by 33%.

The Crane Elementary School District offers its teachers a $ 2,500 scholarship. Crane will split the incentive into two payments, the first in November this year and the second in May 2022. The district will also increase teacher salaries by 3%. However, CESD says it offers its teachers a scholarship every year.

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