Get ready for a little extra cash

Eligible Dallas ISD team members are seeing a little extra in their December paychecks thanks to the $67 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds that the district has allocated for retention incentives for the 2023-2024 school year. The incentive is to recognize service and encourage the retention of highly qualified Dallas ISD team members. 

Eligible team members who are part of an excellence initiative—teachers, assistant principals, principals, and school leadership executive directors—received differentiated amounts depending on their level.

Eligible team members who are not part of an excellence initiative—including but not limited to teacher assistants, bus drivers, Food and Child Nutrition Services employees, custodians, counselors, and those in central administration—received $1,000 as part of their second installment of the incentive. Employees who are paid biweekly saw the incentive reflected in their Dec. 8 paychecks. Exempt employees will see it in their Dec. 15 paycheck.  

Eligible employees who as of Sept. 1, 2023, had completed at least five years of service in the district will see an additional $1,000 in December. This amount will be listed separately from the incentive in their statements of earnings.

The final installment of the retention incentive will be paid out in May.

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