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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