A number of Nashville teachers just received an incredible surprise for the start of the new school year – a $5,000 bonus in their paychecks.
According to a press release from Metro Nashville Public Schools, the unexpected bonus was given to newly recruited teachers in our city’s 25 worst-performing schools (priority schools) in the English, Math, and Science departments.
A total of 49 bonuses were given away, amounting to a total of $250,000.
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The bonuses are a step in the right direction to address the years of complains about low salaries and an overall lack of funding for teacher and classroom supplies in priority schools.
Nashville schools still need to hire another 100 teachers before the start of the new school year. The school district has even budgeted enough money to give 25 more $5,000 bonuses to new priority school teachers if they are hired in the coming months.
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