SJP Schools Approved One-Time Supplemental Pay

SJP Schools Approved One-Time Supplemental Pay
Posted on 11/15/2023
one time stipend

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

St. James Parish Schools Approved One-Time Supplemental Pay 


St. James Parish School System recognizes the pivotal role that educators play in shaping the minds of the future. In a bold move to invest in the ongoing growth and efficiency of its staff, the SJP School Board has approved a one-time stipend for employee professional development.  

 In collaboration with Shell Inc., St. James Parish School District full-time employees will receive a one-time payment of $600 pending completion of online professional development. 

 “This will allow our employees to complete the necessary professional development and allow us to pay them a stipend for their hard work and dedication to our school system”, said Chris Kimball, Superintendent of Schools. “Every year, our employees are asked to do more regarding state-mandated professional development.  These unfunded mandates continue to make attracting and retaining teachers and staff challenging.  Our continued partnership with Shell Covent is a perfect example of a high-impact partnership in line with Priority 5 of our Strategic Plan.  Thanks again to our board members and Shell Convent for meeting the needs of our full-time employees.”    

 This initiative reflects St. James Parish School System’s ongoing efforts to create an environment where all employees feel valued, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential.  We appreciate your hard work, dedication, and commitment to providing a high-quality education to all SJPS Students.