Newport News Public Schools thanks staff for hard work during pandemic; makes bonus, raise announcements

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Posted at 5:30 PM, Feb 06, 2021

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - In a YouTube video released Friday night, Newport News Public Schools thanked staff members for their hard work during the pandemic.

School Board Chair Douglas Brown made the following announcements:

  • All employees will receive a bonus of $750 (pre-tax), which will be deposited February 12.
  • Staff who were slated to receive 3% raise for FY21 will see the increase reflected in payroll checks for March. Staff in director-level positions and above who were slated to receive a 2% raise will also see the increase reflected in their March payroll.
  • Compensation adjustments for teachers and salary scales will also be processed next month.
  • Experience adjustments for specific staff groups as outlined in FY21 budget will be processed in April.

You can watch Brown's announcement below: