Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde has recommended a retention incentive benefit in the amount of $1,000 for all full-time staff and $500 for part-time staff in recognition of the outstanding work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elizalde, working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, has prioritized the need for this additional monetary award as staff continues to persevere through the many challenges of serving students during the pandemic. Together, Austin ISD staff have worked to feed students, acquire and distribute technology, build and implement curriculum for both remote and in-person learners, and practice daily health measures to keep the Austin ISD community safe.
The $1,000 payment to full-time staff would be awarded to employees earning less than $150,000. All part-time staff would receive $500.
The Board of Trustees has placed on the agenda the resolution and is planning to discuss and take action regarding the incentive at its Feb. 11 Board Information and Special Voting Meeting. If approved, the payments will be distributed in March.