My school district just came out with an offer, using federal stimulus money, to buy out 130 teachers who are 60+ and have been with the district 25 years or more. Each teacher who decides to take the offer will get a $25,000 bonus. The qualified teachers received certified letters telling them what they have to do to collect. Decisions must be made by July 15.
And, dear Reader, if you are wondering about me, I don’t qualify on either count. So, I’m sticking around and continuing to plan for next year’s classes.