BCSC awards stipends to teachers, support staff

Rick Weinheimer addresses his students on the first day of school after spring break at Columbus North High School in Columbus, Ind., Monday, March 22, 2021. Following new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, BCSC and Flat Rock-Hawcreek school corporations have fully reopened their schools for in-person classes. Parents are still allow to keep their children in virtual learning if they choose to until the end of the school year. Mike Wolanin | The Republic

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. will reward teachers and support staff who have worked through the 2020-21 school year with second semester stipends.

On Monday, the BCSC school board approved a resolution on second semester stipends for both teachers and support staff. School officials said that the resolution also involves pay for an upcoming half-day of work for teachers on May 27.

Superintendent Jim Roberts said that the stipends recognize employees’ hard work during the school year’s second semester.

Communications coordinator Josh Burnett said that the stipends range from $206 to $360.50 for teachers and $100-$200 for support staff. He also said that administrators are not receiving stipends from this resolution.

An initial round of similar stipends were approved earlier in the school year.