Wise County School Board approves one time hazard pay stipend for employees
WISE COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – The Wise County School Board approved one-time hazard pay stipends for all district employees at its meeting Tuesday night.
Part-time employees will get a $500 stipend.
The money for the one-time payments will come from a combination of state COVID-19 relief funds and local school funds.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Superintendent Greg Mullins said he proposed the hazard stipends following conversations with state education officials and neighboring school systems.
Mullins said that the money is not just due to the hazards of being in close contact with others throughout the school day, but because of the “above and beyond efforts” of the district’s employees.