When questioned about this new practice a board member responded:
I do feel at times if an individual is going about and beyond their normal duties we can support something in the way of a bonus. Is this going to happen in all cases, no. Does this happen all over the country, in many districts, yes. You are seeing school districts being more structured in the sense of a private business.
In this particular case, I felt, along with others, that a bonus was justified. We are reviewing this with all employees moving forward. We want to recognize and reward those individuals who have exceeded expectation.
The December 5, 2016 board minutes reveal that a one-time salary bonus of $1,200 was awarded to Robert L****, Director of Pupil Services, and to Emmy M****, Altmayer Principal.