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PSS to release retention incentives to teachers soon

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THE Public School System is now processing the release of the $1,000 retention incentive for teachers and instructional staff.

During the Board of Education meeting on Saturday via video conference, Education Commissioner Dr. Alfred Ada informed the members that PSS wants to release the incentives this week.

He said many PSS personnel are requesting for the early release of the incentive.

Through Project Restart, PSS received $12.3 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant was to support the reconstruction and repair of public schools devastated by Super Typhoon Yutu in October 2018.

The $1.3 million retention incentive for teachers and educators was one of the components of the grant.

In December, PSS released half of the retention incentive. Each teacher, instructor, counselor, librarian, principal, vice principal, and teacher aide received $1,000.

“Teachers are supposed to get the rest of the incentives in June, but considering our current situation we decided to release them early,” Ada said. “We want to lift up their spirit in some way or another.”

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