• Retention Bonus Stipend
    Updated January 18, 2022


    Effective January 18, 2022, the retention bonus stipend will continue for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. The updated pay period chart with minimum work days has been updated below.

    Please note, the 1/16/2022 - 2/15/2022 pay period will be reviewed in 2 retention bonus periods (see below for details).


    PPS Substitute Office

    Updated November 10, 2021


    Beginning November 16, 2021, substitute educators will be eligible to receive a bonus if they work a given number of days in a pay period. The stipend will be equivalent to:

    One day -  if worked the minimum days for eligibility (see chart below)


    Three days - if a substitute works all available days in a pay period

    Bonus stipend days will count towards health insurance eligibility for the 2022-2023 school year.

    There will be 2 types of stipends available: 

    1. Minimum Work Day (see chart below)
    2. All Available Days Worked

    For both options, if the required days are at Incentive Schools, the monthly stipend will be slightly increased.   Additionally, you will get the daily incentive pay for these schools.

    Due to winter break, the 12/16 - 1/15 pay period will have a slightly reduced number of minimum days.

    Pay Period (Regular Substitute Educator)
    Minimum days needed to work to be eligible for the incentive
    (Emergency Substitute Educator)
    Minimum days needed to work to be eligible for the incentive
    Total available days to work during the pay period
    11/16/2021 - 12/15/2021 10 n/a 17
    12/16/2021 - 1/15/2022 7 9 12
    1/16/2022 - 1/28/2022 4 6 8
    1/29/2022 - 2/15/2022 7 9 11
    2/16/2022 - 3/15/2022 11 14 19
    3/16/2022 - 4/15/2022 10 13 17
    4/16/2022 - 5/15/2022 12 15 20
    5/16/2022 - 6/15/2022 11 14 19

    Monthly Stipends are per pay period, per person and will appear as a separate line item on your paycheck titled “Retention/Stipend (Bonus)”. Stipend amounts will be as follows:

    Regular School Stipend:

    1 Additional Day = $225.00

    All Available Days Worked = $700.00

    Incentive School Stipend:

    1 Additional Day = $240.00

    All Available Days Worked = $750.00

    *The daily incentive pay for working a half day or full day at one of the incentive schools still applies and is separate from this retention bonus.

    *To qualify for the incentive school bonuses, ALL days must be at an incentive school (i.e. 10 days at an incentive school for the 11/16-12/15 pay period to qualify for the $240 stipend).

    We are excited to offer this to our substitutes and are grateful for all that you do for our students! Please reach out to us if you have any questions. 

    PPS Substitute Office


Frequent Asked Questions

  • Are long-term substitutes eligible?

  • Do sick days count?

  • How are half days counted?

  • Will the stipend be available in the second semester?

  • Will there be retro pay?