The Baltimore County Board of Education has approved a one-time $1,000 retention and recruitment bonus for all public schools employees.
The proposal needs state approval after which employees could receive the one-time bonus in January.
BCPS said it will seek state approval to use Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) funding to provide this additional compensation to school system staff.
The federal government and Maryland State Department of Education have permitted school districts to use emergency relief funds to support efforts to retain and recruit employees, the district said.
The total cost of the move is approximately $21 million.