Daily bonus offered by Philadelphia School District to substitute teachers

District aims to double number of subs with more cash
The School District of Philadelphia offices.
The School District of Philadelphia offices. Photo credit Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia School District is offering daily bonuses to address a shortage of substitute teachers, nurses and support staff.

Through next April, substitute teachers, librarians and counselors will get a $50 daily bump. Substitute nurses will get an extra $100 a day.

“This is a response directly aimed at the wage and bonus structure to entice individuals that maybe had previous experience to come back into the classroom,” said Brad Beckner, the northeast regional vice president of operations for Kelly Education, which provides substitutes for the Philadelphia School District.

The $50 bonus would boost the daily pay of an uncertified substitute to $176.76.