We Have Bonuses for Teachers and Bus Drivers!
Bonuses for Teachers
Special education and STEM fields are typically the areas with the highest demand for teachers. Nationally and locally, there is a shortage of “critical needs area’’ teachers. The quantity of these teachers is more strained to cover increased student enrollment, the vast array of mathematics and science courses offered, the number of students with exceptionalities, and losses of teachers due to pre-retirement turnover. Since math, science, and special education are high critical areas, the Tuscaloosa City School System is offering a signing bonus as well as a relocation reimbursement to secure qualified math, science, and special education teachers for our students.
This is not a guarantee of three years employment. Employment may be terminated by either party, at any time, in accordance with Board policy and applicable state and federal law. To be eligible for the bonus the teacher must be employed by the Tuscaloosa City Schools as a math, science, special education teacher on the first day of each applicable school year.Certified Math/Science/Special Education Teacher $5,000.00/3 years of service to TCSAlternative Baccalaureate Certification $4,000.00/3 years of service to TCSMath/Science/Special Education TeacherRelocation ReimbursementThe Tuscaloosa City Schools will reimburse up to $1,000 of IRS defined qualified moving expenses (per Publication 521) for any secondary math, science, or special education teacher whose first year of service with the Tuscaloosa City Schools is the 2017-2018 school year, and who meets the IRS tests found in Publication 521.Appropriate documentation (detailed receipts, invoices) must be provided to the TCS Finance Department for direct payment to a third party or for personal reimbursement.Please see the summary of IRS Publication 521 in the Tuscaloosa City Schools administrative procedures.High Needs Content Area (Math and Science) Teacher (Current TCS Employees) Transfer BonusIf a current TCS math or science teacher applies for a transfer to a math or science teacher vacancy at a TCS designated secondary priority school (Westlawn Middle School and Central High School), he/she will receive a transfer bonus (see schedule below) if the employee is recommended by the superintendent and approved by the Board of Education. An involuntary transfer of an employee would not be eligible for this transfer bonus.This does not mean that an employee cannot be terminated, reassigned or transferred during this three year period. Any teacher may be terminated, reassigned, or transferred in accordance with Board policy and applicable state and federal law at any time. To be eligible for the bonus the teacher must be employed by the Tuscaloosa City Schools as a math or science teacher, and assigned to Westlawn Middle School or Central High School, on the first day of each applicable school year.Certified Math/Science Teacher $6,000.00/3 years of service to TCS designated Priority Secondary School (Westlawn Middle School or Central High School)
Bonuses For Bus Drivers
The Tuscaloosa City Schools is seeking qualified bus drivers and custodians for immediate hire. Working for the Tuscaloosa City Schools may give you the opportunity to spend more time with your family and friends by having the weekends and holidays off.
Right now, the Tuscaloosa City Schools is offering an incentive for drivers who currently possess a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) to accept employment with TCS. If you meet this requirement, then that's an extra $1,000 in your pocket after six months of employment.