Sweetwater and San Ysidro will pay teachers incentives to come back to campus and adjust to new teaching model

Kristen Taketa:

Sweetwater Union High School District plans to give its teachers bonuses to get them to return to campus after more than a year of closed schools and online learning.

The school board on Monday approved a one-time 7 percent increase in the April pay of teachers who return to campus on April 12, plus a 2 percent bonus for the months of May and June for teachers who return to campus on May 3.

The bonuses are contingent on the district qualifying for state reopening incentive money, which would fund the bonuses.

Sweetwater appears to be rare among San Diego County districts for offering in-person incentive pay to teachers, but it is not the only district to do so.