Press Release: Recruiting & Retention Bonus
December 12, 2022
Superintendent, Mr. Tillett is excited to formally announce that ALL full-time Poquoson School employees will be receiving a $2000 bonus in this month's paycheck, with part-time employees receiving proportionally. This comes after the state provided a one-time $1000 bonus to all state employees which Mr. Tillett asked our City Council for approval to double that amount for our staff.
With the School Board's support, Mr. Tillett recommended a retention and recruiting bonus for our employees to recognize the dedication of our staff while also promoting our school system. Mr. Tillett shares, "We have great educators who are clearly dedicated to our students and their success, but we still have vacancies which we would like to see filled. We not only want to retain those who are currently with us, but we also want to encourage other great educators to join our team. My hope is that this retention and recruiting bonus can help in those efforts."
At tonight’s City Council meeting, Mr. Tillett’s proposal was accepted. Staff can look for this bonus in their next paycheck and new employees to our division can also anticipate this bonus during the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, the division will be paying the taxes so that employees can receive the entire amount. We continue to thank our City Manager, Mayor, the members of City Council, and our School Board for their unending support of our entire division, but especially for those who are serving our students and families.
Poquoson High School is looking to replace their Health Textbooks which are over 10 years old. After completing a review process of possible options/selections, the textbook committee would like to recommend purchasing the latest edition of the textbook they are currently using.
Glencoe Health, 2022
Supplemental ISBN: 978-1-26-594563-3
Published November 17, 2022
This textbook is open for public review until January 13th. You may visit the School Board Office at 500 City Hall Avenue anytime during operating hours 8:30am-4:30pm, on days in which school is in session.
Don't forget to come to the Community Open House to see the new and improved Poquoson Middle School!
Congratulations to our class of 2022!
Over $1.71 Million in Scholarships!!
3% Career & Technical Education 18% Entering Workforce 73% Attending College