April 26 job fair: Chesterfield County Public Schools to provide $3,000 stipends at high-needs schools

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Chesterfield County Public Schools will provide a $3,000 stipend for the 2022-23 school year for certain contracted positions at selected high-need schools in an effort to attract applicants. A job fair on April 26 will focus on filling these positions; job fair details are here: tinyurl.com/highneedsjobfair.

“We have outstanding schools in Chesterfield County, and we want to see them fully staffed,” Superintendent Mervin Daugherty said. “We hope this stipend will incentivize applicants and help us to both attract and retain staff at these schools.”

The stipend will be provided to those currently working at the schools in the identified positions, as well as those who are newly hired or current employees who transfer into positions identified as high need. Here is a list of the positions that qualify: bit.ly/H2Slist.

This stipend has been approved through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund for the coming school year; it will be paid in two equal installments in December 2022 and May 2023. At this time, the stipend is guaranteed only for the 2022-23 school year. Schools were selected based on criteria such as vacancy and retention rates among others and include:

·         Bird High

·         Meadowbrook High

·         Carver Middle

·         Falling Creek Middle

·         Matoaca Middle

·         Salem Church Middle

·         Bellwood Elementary

·         Chalkley Elementary

·         Ettrick Elementary

·         Falling Creek Elementary

·         Hopkins Elementary

All open positions within Chesterfield County Public Schools are listed at mychesterfieldschools.com/apply-at-ccps/.

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