MNPS hopes to use federal stimulus funds for teacher bonus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Public Schools teachers and staff could receive a bonus this spring.

School officials are proposing the use of $3 million in state education funding and nearly $8 million of Federal stimulus grants to give them a $1,000 bonus.

Director of Schools, Dr. Adrienne Battle, says employees have gone above and beyond over the last year and that they deserve a bonus.

“Our employees have gone above and beyond over the last year to meet the needs of the students and families we serve. We believe they have earned this bonus and we hope that the Tennessee Department of Education will quickly approve our ESSER 2.0 application so that we can get these to our teachers and support staff,” Dr. Battle said in a statement released to NewsChannel5.

It is contingent on whether the Tennessee Department of Education approves the grant.