Bessemer City school board approves incentive for employees

Bessemer City school board approves incentive for employees
Bessemer City Schools (Source: WBRC)

BESSEMER, Ala. (WBRC) - A one-time $500 incentive has been approved for all permanent full-time Bessemer City School employees.

Officials say the incentive is because of the additional duties employees have had to carry out because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The proposal was unanimously approved by all present school board members at Tuesday night’s called board meeting.

“Words cannot express the scope of my appreciation and pride for the work you have done, and will continue to do,” says Dr. Autumm Jeter, superintendent. “You consistently go above and beyond expectations to ensure the students of Bessemer receive a quality education in safe and clean schools. While we cannot place monetary value on the work you have done, please know that your efforts and your impact are not unnoticed.”

The incentive will be paid to all certified and classified employees with permanent, full-time status as of December 22.

Officials with the school system say the payment will go out no later than January 22.

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