From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – Jefferson County School employees received some good news on Thursday morning.
The school board approved a resolution for extraordinary compensation to employees, according to a news release. In mid-January, all full-time active employees will receive a one-time supplement of $500 each.
This prospective pay, according to the announcement, is for the additional services that JefCoEd employees will provide during the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The school board also added additional benefits to its substitute recruitment incentive program, voting to reimburse substitute teachers for the $30 fee to obtain an Alabama substitute license and the $48.15 for the required fingerprint screening.
Those reimbursements will only be available to substitutes hired between Nov. 16, 2020 and April 1, 2021. Substitutes will need to have worked at least 10 days in Jefferson County schools to receive the reimbursement.