Stamford teachers could get $500 bonus following state approval of funds

Teachers in Stamford could be getting an economic boost after a challenging year and a half.
Teachers and other staff in Stamford are expected to get a bonus after the state gives the final approval.
The Stamford board of education pushed for teachers and staff to be compensated for their work through the height of the pandemic.
This week, the board voted unanimously to give bonuses to teachers and staff.
The board meeting had The American Rescue Act Funds Expenditures on the agenda.
The district received $32 million from the federal American rescue plan and this money would be coming out of that fund.
Each school staff member who qualifies could get $500.
The bonuses would go to teachers, custodians, nurses, security workers, and administrators.
The School board says the bonuses have been approved and now they need the state's approval, which Mayor Simmon's office says they expect by the New Year.