School districts plan to use Oregon grant money on retention bonuses, training for teachers

With the Oregon school year over, HR departments are busy making sure they have the teachers and other staff needed for the first day of school two...

July 7, 2022
7:36 PM

With the Oregon school year over, HR departments are busy making sure they have the teachers and other staff needed for the first day of school two months from now. This summer, they're getting a little help from the state. In the McMinnville School District, Human Resources Director Steffanie Frost says the district's retention rate is usually between 93% to 95%. That's no longer the case. 'We have noticed the last two years that rate has dipped below 90%,' Frost said. But Frost and other school officials across Oregon have access to grant funds to help retain current staff and recruit new staff.

Oregon Public Broadcasting