On April 22, the GPISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved an Employee Appreciation Compensation plan that will provide a one-time payment of $1,000 to all full-time and long-term substitutes and $500 to part-time GPISD employees.
“The Board wanted to express its appreciation not only for what our educators do every day, but also for how they have risen to the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said GPISD Board President Aaron King.
The Board, which has been discussing this plan since the fall of 2020, was finally able to take action on the plan as a thank you to all District employees. This action takes place just two weeks before the District’s Employee Appreciation Week May 3-7.
“There is no one in our District that has not been focused on making sure our students can continue to learn,” said Superintendent Linda Ellis. “Everyone understood from the onset of the pandemic, that we would have to do things differently. For that we are grateful.”
The Employee Appreciation Compensation plan will begin its rollout during the week of May 3-7.