California school district offers signing bonus to get teachers in classrooms
Back to school is just weeks away and some districts like San Juan Unified still need staff. Now, San Juan Unified is offering up $2,000 in a signing bonus to get teachers in the classroom.
Staff is needed at the district before school starts next month—especially instructional aides. So the district hopes to hire 300 people at an upcoming job fair.
Arlington Heights Elementary Principal Rafael Martinez says he’s seen more parents walking in to apply to work at their kid’s school.
“Parents have learned how to educate their own children and now that has provided them an opportunity to enter education,” he said. He calls it one upside of the pandemic—parents who had no prior experience now see teaching as a career option.
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