Oct 2, 2013 8:55 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
Rapides Parish school employees can expect a bonus check come December.
The Rapides Parish School Board approved a $465 one-time supplement to be paid out on Dec. 19 to all contracted employees - teachers and support personnel - working without a break in service from Oct. 1 to Dec. 19.
The bonus, which will cost more than $1.9 million, is mandated by House Bill 1 of the 2013 state legislative session.
The district's General Fund will absorb more than $1.66 million of that for General Fund employees such as teachers. Director of Finance Liz Domite says about $306,000 will be covered through other programs - like Food Service - and grants.