QISD adds incentive plan

By Larry Tucker
editor@wood.cm
Posted 5/19/22

Quitman ISD trustees approved an incentive plan for employees at Monday night’s school board meeting.

“The incentive program is great for our staff but it’s not something that is …

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Quitman ISD trustees approved an incentive plan for employees at Monday night’s school board meeting.

“The incentive program is great for our staff but it’s not something that is going to break our budget. I think staff will be much more excited waiting for cash instead of a service pin,” Superintendent Rhonda Turner said. “We also have an attendance incentive. When people come to work everything goes smoother and the district saves money.”

The attendance incentive will pay $1,000 for no days missed, $800 for one day missed and $600 for just two days missed. Included in the package is longevity pay which will be $500 for five years service, $750 for 10 years, $1,000 for 15 years, $1,250 for 20 years, $1,500 for 25 years, $1,750 for 30 years and $2,000 for 35 years.

The program further includes state and local days exchange upon retirement which will pay $100 per day for professional employees and $50 per day for ancillary employees for up to 30 days. There is also a retention stipend paid in August and December which will pay teachers $1,000 and all other employees $650.

Votes from the recent school board election were canvassed and approved. The results were Todd Williams with 281 votes, Raymond Peek 225 and Brook Rogers 221. Williams and Peek will be replacing Doug Cameron and James Hicks who were honored with a plaque at the end of Monday night’s meeting.

Turner reported district attendance was 1,196 as of last Friday. Kari Wilson reported 94.8% of taxes have been collected.

The board approved student accident insurance renewal for the upcoming school year.