Granite introduces new incentive bonuses to attract and retain substitute teachers

Like many school districts in Utah, Granite School District is adapting to a shortage of substitute teachers who can fill in during teacher absences. Working to combat the shortage as quickly as possible, Granite is introducing new incentive bonuses for substitutes who complete a certain amount of jobs each month:

  • Hourly subs who complete at least five jobs in one month will be given a $50 bonus on top of regular pay.
  • Hourly subs who complete at least ten jobs in one month will be given a $100 bonus on top of regular pay.
  • Hourly subs who complete at least 15 jobs or more in one month will be given a $150 bonus on top of regular pay.

“We are always exploring options to ensure we deliver on what students and staff need,” said Granite superintendent Dr. Richard Nye. “I implore anyone who has even considered the job of a substitute teacher to take a look at all Granite has to offer.”

Bonus pay will be delivered to qualifying substitute teachers beginning November, and will include all sub jobs from October. Subs can receive bonus payments each month for the remainder of the school year.