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Some South Carolina teachers are getting $2,500 bonuses to stop them quitting

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Teachers in South Carolina are being handed $2,500 “thank you” bonuses as schools struggle to retain staff after a tumultuous 18 months.

Several states are using federal stimulus funds to pay teachers morale-boosting one-time bonuses to thank them for their work during the pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reported.

South Carolina’s Marlboro Country School District announced in a July 12 board meeting that it would pay $2,500 retention bonuses to teachers who stay in post for the full 2021-22 academic year, WMBF News reported.

“Retaining high-quality teachers was difficult enough before the pandemic, but post-pandemic the details ⇒

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