Several states in the United States have introduced a provision whereby the teachers and other school staff have received or will receive an additional amount of stimulus checks. It is said to be a unique bonus gesture and a way to thank teachers for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
Additional dunning checks for teachers
Teachers eligible for additional stimulus checks will not have to perform any specific activity to benefit from them.. Said money will be included in their paychecks. governor of the state of Florida, Ron DeSantis, made a statement saying that the teachers working in the state might expect the check to be available in August.
California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas are the states that approved the additional stimulus checks. According to reports, the “Berkeley Unified School District” of California will distribute a total of $ 2.8 million teachers for 2022.
For more than 175,000 full-time public school teachers and more than 3,600 public school principals across Florida, $ 1,000 bonus checks arrive in the mail as a thank you for their dedication to the education of our children. pic.twitter.com/eNhYCrzYGr
– Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 15, 2021
Florida ensures payment
Georgia provided the money in March of this year. Florida to send money to principals and teachers but excluded other staff from receiving payment. Michigan sent about $ 500 as a bonus and $ 250 to staff members. This took place in February 2021. Tennessee and Texas have yet to distribute the money.
It has been a tumultuous 18 month period for the profession and vouchers are seen as a way to show appreciation for teaching efforts, and also to help retain teachers and staff.
California: Berkeley Unified School District to spend $ 2.8 million in 3.5% teacher bonuses for coming year
Colorado: The state will offer bonuses of $ 1,000
Florida: 175,000 teachers and 3,600 principals will receive checks for $ 1,000. The program excludes the state’s 120,000 school staff, as well as first responders.
Georgia: About 230,000 teachers and staff in public schools K-12 received checks for $ 1,000 in March
Michigan: The state sent $ 500 as a risk bonus and $ 250 for employees in February
Tennessee: Will give bonuses of $ 1,000 if the Senate accepts the move instead of a permanent pay raise
Texas: The state will offer bonuses of $ 1,000