DONALDSONVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Ascension Parish School Board voted on Tuesday, November 1, to invest a large amount of money.

A unanimous vote allowed for “a $5.6 million investment by the school board in its employees,” according to Ascension Parish Schools.

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A letter with further details about this decision was subsequently sent out by Superintendent David Alexander.

A copy of that letter can be found below:

“Dear Ascension Public Schools Employees,

It is with great appreciation for your exceptional work that I share the Ascension Parish School Board approved a one-time payment for the fall semester of the 2022-23 school year in the following amounts:

  • Full-time employees hired on or before Oct. 7, 2022: $1,300
  • Full-time employees hired between Oct. 8 – Dec. 4, 2022: $650
  • All eligible part-time employees hired on or before Oct. 7, 2022: $650
  • Eligible part-time employees hired between Oct. 8 – Dec. 4, 2022: $325

Each and every one of you is deserving of this one-time payment, which will be in December paychecks. What you do matters! Every touchpoint in our school system is critical to the success of the 24,000 students we serve.

Please be sure to show your appreciation to our Ascension Parish School Board Members for this action. This much-deserved one-time payment is in addition to the recurring pay increases authorized by state lawmakers this past summer. The message is clear: your work is essential and appreciated.

Thank you for pursuing excellence every day for our students. Your dedication to leadership, service, learning, and teamwork is what makes Ascension Public Schools a great place to work and go to school.”

There are 3,250 employees including 1,691 teachers that work for Ascension Parish Schools.