Secondary math teachers coming to the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District might see a little more money in their pockets, with potential for incentive pay to be added.
Superintendent Eddie Peasant asked the board to consider the idea, pointing to the district losing a math teacher candidate who had accepted a position to the district, to a neighboring district offering a sign-on bonus.
Peasant said he hoped to try an incentive pay added at the end of each school year instead of a stipend on a three-year trial period.
“I was thinking we would have his school year to look at a plan,” Peasant said. “However, last week we had our first challenge in that regard. The high school had offered a teacher a position. However, she called the principal back and said that she wanted to rescind that, because she was accepting a position in another school district.”
For more from Tuesday's meeting, read Wednesday's Starkville Daily News.