News in Brief
North Carolina Teachers Must Repay; Bonuses Paid to Them in Error
More than 100 North Carolina teachers who received bonuses have been told they must pay the money back because it was a mistake.
One hundred twenty-four teachers in the Wake County public school system mistakenly received the bonus because of a clerical error. State law requires the teachers to return the money, and district officials have begun contacting affected teachers.
They can return the money either by writing a check to the district or by paying it back in installments over time. The money for elementary and middle school teachers averaged $3,000. High school teachers received a range of cash from $25 to $3,500.
The bonuses were intended for teachers who are considered to be in the top 25 percent for effectiveness, which is determined by student achievement levels.
Vol. 37, Issue 20, Page 5Published in Print: February 14, 2018, as North Carolina Teachers Must Repay; Bonuses Paid to Them in Error