Martin County Schools offer $5,000 hiring bonus for educators

Martin County Schools offer $5,000 hiring bonus for educators

The Martin County School Board approved an instructional supplement aimed at alleviating staffing shortages at schools with urgent hiring needs.

Effective immediately, teachers hired to work at any of the Martin County School District's Title I schools or comprehensive high schools are eligible to earn a one-time bonus of $5,000. Eligible teachers must be hired or moving through the hiring process by March 6, 2023, to be considered for the supplement.

Newly-hired teachers must be hired at one of the following campuses to be eligible for the incentive:

  • Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School
  • Hobe Sound Elementary School
  • Indiantown Middle School  (teachers hired to work here are also eligible to earn a recurring Western Zone supplement for the duration of their employment at the school)*
  • J.D. Parker Elementary School
  • Murray Middle School
  • Pinewood Elementary School
  • Port Salerno Elementary School
  • SeaWind Elementary School
  • Warfield Elementary School (teachers hired to work here are also eligible to earn a recurring Western Zone supplement for the duration of their employment at the school)*
  • Willoughby Learning Center
  • Spectrum Academy
  • Jensen Beach High School
  • Martin County High School
  • South Fork High School

The option to offer this employment incentive was originally approved by the School Board with its ratification of the Martin County Education Association’s (MCEA) 2021-2022 contract. As the District is presently experiencing a large number of instructional vacancies impacting core subject areas, Superintendent Dr. John D. Millay recommended that the School Board exercise its option to issue one-time bonuses of $5,000 to eligible newly-hired teachers of Title I and high schools.

The one-time bonus will not be prorated but will be paid in addition to any other School Board-approved supplement that the newly hired teacher qualifies for. As the purpose of the one-time bonus is to recruit new teachers to fill critical vacancies, current teachers are not eligible to earn the supplement. The one-time bonus will be paid to eligible teachers on April 27, 2023.  After ratification by the Martin County School Board and MCEA next month, the starting teacher salary in Martin County will be $48,700.

Those interested in contributing their talents and helping the Martin County School District pursue its mission of educating all students for success are encouraged to review current career opportunities here or contact a recruiter by clicking here.

*The Martin County Education Association (MCEA) is expected to ratify an increase to the Western Zone Supplement in February 2023. After this agreement has been ratified, eligible employees will earn an annual supplement of $3,100 for the duration of their instructional employment at Indiantown Middle School or Warfield Elementary School.


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Jan. 26, 2023|

New college program gives students a head start when deciding on a career

New college program gives students a head start when deciding on a career


Indian River State College Career and Transfer Services has launched a new opportunity for area employers to connect with IRSC students.

Calvin Williams

Calvin Williams is the director of the Career and Transfer Services program, which has an office on each of the five Indian River State College campuses.

The IRSC Employer Residency Program provides a professional development platform where students gain real-time feedback from business and community leaders as they build interviewing, networking and job search skills. At the same time, the program connects local employers with some of the most qualified and promising employees in the region — soon-to-be IRSC graduates.

“The Employer Residency Program connects employers and students in an experience that readies our students to walk into a job interview with a sharp resume and a clear understanding of the company and the industry,” says Calvin Williams, IRSC director for Career and Transfer Services.

Employers involved with the program participate in informational meetings where students can ask questions about the company and specific jobs within the organization and its industry. Students gain valuable insight from employers, including ways to improve their employment prospects and strategies to achieve long-term career goals. The regularly scheduled sessions are actively promoted to IRSC students and take place in-person or through virtual platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

The program offers additional opportunities for area businesses. Among them are increased visibility with IRSC students, faculty and staff; maintaining an on-campus presence; career and professional development; mentoring opportunities; and the chance to give back and help student development for future workforce needs.

“The heart of this program is providing our students valuable one-on-one interaction with local employers,” Williams says. “This is a great opportunity for IRSC to connect our students with people and opportunities that can help them build their futures.”

Organizations interested in learning more about the IRSC Employer in Residence Program can contact Williams in Career and Transfer Services by email at [email protected] or by phone at 772.462.7467.


job fair

The Career and Transfer Services program offers job fairs
throughout the year. These fairs provide current students
and alumni with information and allow them to connect
with area employers.

The IRSC Career and Transfer Services Center educates and assists IRSC students and alumni to effectively develop, evaluate and implement their career plans. Services available to students and graduates include career assessment, career advising, resume writing, mock interviews, internships, job shadowing, career fairs, transfer services, along with co-advising from partnering universities, graduate school events, and job search strategies.

Services can be accessed online, face to face, or by telephone. In addition to providing comprehensive student resources, CTS partners with area employers to list available positions to the IRSC Central job bank, provide meaningful experiences for student interns, participate in job fairs and other networking events and conduct the IRSC Employer Residency program.

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Oct. 16, 2020|