Waterloo, Iowa – The Waterloo Schools Board of Education has authorized a bonus to be given to employees in the near future in order to relieve stress and enhance morale.
“Throughout this pandemic, our staff has shown up. They have been here working diligently to ensure we are serving students. We’re doing what we can – however small or large – to offer a thank you to our amazing Waterloo staff for their commitment to keeping our kids safe and healthy and for working together to provide a top-notch education during such unprecedented and trying times,” Waterloo Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jane Lindaman, said.
On January 26, 2022, all regular full- and part-time workers who are in a paid status will get a COVID-19 bonus, which will be paid on the same day. The amount of the bonus will be $550 in order to guarantee that each employee receives a net benefit of $500 in their paycheck.
For the 2022-2023 school year, Waterloo Schools will additionally provide an extra $550 retention bonus to all employees who sign and return their contract to Waterloo Schools before the end of the school year.
The superintendent, Lindaman, said that “there will be more to come as the school year continues.”
In addition, the incentive plan includes a day when employees may work from any place they want.
The district has already begun looking at further options for extending bonuses into the next year.