Stimulus Update: There is just one day left before staff members at a Maryland school district receive a $1,000 bonus payment as an early Christmas present.
The Anne Arundel County Public Schools staff will receive this bonus, which has the full support of the board of educators. All permanent employees, with the exception of those on a leave of absence, will receive the funds by December 16, according to AACPS. The amount will be prorated based on an employee’s full-time equivalent.
No school system can be great without great people, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Bedell in a letter to the AACPS staff. It’s incredible what you’re accomplishing despite many substantial challenges, as I’ve already remarked. No matter what position you hold within our educational system, our students benefit daily from your dedication and enthusiasm. Please always bear that in mind.
AACPS won’t have to ask for additional funding to pay for these bonuses because the payments will be covered by funds that the school district will have saved from the vacancies it experienced throughout the system. However, Bedell won’t take the bonus himself.
Workers were also informed that because it was a holiday, their healthcare premiums would not be deducted from their pay on December 28. The amount of the healthcare fund balance held by AACPS is the cause of this.
I understand that the bonus is just a small token of my gratitude. However, it is crucial for me and the Board of Education to find ways to consistently express gratitude, the superintendent said.