The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation has announced a new incentive for substitute teachers working to support the district through the coronavirus pandemic.
The EVSC said Thursday that it was offering $40 per-day additional pay to substitute teachers as both an incentive and a "thank you."
"As we continue to deal with the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in our region, the EVSC recognizes the important role our substitute teachers play in supporting schools," the district said in a statement Thursday. "Conditions in Vanderburgh County will continue to be monitored to determine the time frame for which this additional compensation for subs will remain in place. #EVSCProud of these hard working members of our team!"
The district says the pay would be effective starting last Monday, Jan. 10, and will continue based on the current COVID-19 conditions in Vanderburgh County.
One day before the district's announcement, Vanderburgh County saw a record-high number of 656 new positive COVID-19 cases.
Individuals interested in becoming a sub for the EVSC can find more information on the application process on the district's website.