Cove School Board is considering employee incentive compensation; undisclosed amount | Local news

Noting a recent trend in neighboring school districts to approve one-time incentive bonuses to their employees, Joe Burns, ISD Superintendent of Copperas Cove, is ready to ask the Cove School Board to do the same at the meeting. Tuesday.

The amount of the proposed incentive will be disclosed to the Board of Directors at the workshop meeting on Monday.

“The TASB reported this week that the majority of school districts in Texas are now offering retention incentives during the month of December to retain staff,” the staff report on the board’s agenda reads.

Last Tuesday, Killeen ISD approved a one-time incentive for people hired before December 7 and who stay on staff until May 27, 2022. Eligible employees would receive a one-time payment of $ 1,000 for full-time employees or $ 500 for part-time employees.

In addition, the Killeen ISD School Board unanimously approved a recruitment incentive in which current KISD employees could earn thousands of dollars to recruit qualified teachers in the district.

Also during the Cove ISD school board meeting, administrators are expected to approve the district to begin preparing a contract for asbestos reduction at Martin Walker and Hettie Halstead elementary schools.

The reduction package is the second phase of asbestos reduction for both campuses, according to the staff report on the agenda.

School officials expect the Martin Walker Elementary abatement to occur in May and the Hettie Halstead abatement to occur in June.

The district is expected to announce the project for tender proposals in February and is expected to prepare a contract for council approval in March or April.

The regular meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm Tuesday in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 408 S. Main St., Copperas Cove.

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