Surprise Bonus $1,500 checks now available to Americans – see special cash criteria
MANY Americans are eligible for $1,500 checks, and the money will arrive just before Christmas.
Educators in Arkansas can get a bonus check for all the hard work they’ve put into the school during the pandemic.
The direct payments were intended to relieve Arkansas teachers who were working during the Covid pandemic.
They quickly adapted to distance learning to ensure students could continue to receive education.
Who is Eligible?
This one-time $1,500 bonus goes only to experienced teachers in the Fort Smith Public School District (FSPS).
These include adult education teachers, classroom teachers, instructional specialists, interventionists and special education coordinators.
Principals and vice principals also qualify, but district-level administrators are not eligible to claim the bonus payment.
There are about 26 schools in the district with 1,033 teachers.
When do teachers get the bonus?
Payments were approved earlier this year in May.
Payments should arrive on December 15, 2022.
In addition to the bonus payment for the Fort Smith School teachers, they also receive a salary increase.
The approved certified pay plan increased base pay by $5,500 from $38,500 to $44,000 for 2022-2023.
In addition, the new step-by-step salary plan increased teachers’ salaries by an average of $3,471.81, a salary increase of 5.89 percent for the 2022-23 contract year.
Teachers should expect a pay rise of between $800 and $6,300, ranging from 1.16 percent to 16.04 percent, in the following contract year.
The bonuses and pay increases are thanks to the federal elementary and middle school emergency relief fund, which was approved by the FSPS for the 2022-23 school year.
Read how Americans can get a $175 rebate next year.
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