One school system in the east said while it may not be able to pay teachers more, it will now rely on the community for a different kind of financial incentive: discounts.
According to the Beaufort County Schools' web site, the system is launching a program called "CARRE." The acronym stands for communities aiding recruiting and retaining educators.
The idea behind the program is to help the system recruit and retain teachers and other staff by offering them discounts at area businesses.
Dr. Don Phipps, the Superintendent, is quoted on the Beaufort County Schools web page as saying, "We cannot offer the financial perks many systems do, but we believe the community outreach of local businesses will help us recruit and retain the high caliber staff members needed in our school system."
The program asks for businesses to offer at least a 10% discount on a service or product to school district employees.
For more information on enrolling in that program, contact the school system in Beaufort County at (252) 946.6593.