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Harford County Public Schools custodians, facilities workers to receive $2,000 retention bonuses

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has granted COVID relief to more than 400 Harford County Public Schools custodians and other facilities employees in the form of $2,000 retention bonuses.

“These essential workers continued to make sure school facilities were safe through the COVID pandemic,” Glassman said in a news release on Wednesday.

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The bonuses will go to custodians and facilities staff, as well as maintenance, safety and security, technology, warehouse, print shop, communications and planning and construction personnel, according to the release.

The bonuses will be a part of their end-of-June paychecks.

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“It was always my intention to include them in the prior retention bonus program,” Glassman said, “and I am pleased we were able to reach an agreement with HCPS to help retain these vital employees.”

Glassman provided $2,000 hiring and retention bonuses to bus drivers, bus attendants and food service workers in December.

The county will use $885,000 in federal COVID relief funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to pay for the bonuses.

“I would like to thank County Executive Glassman for this extra funding,” school Superintendent Sean Bulson said in the release. “Like other school systems, we face a challenging labor market. The added support, along with the county’s full funding of our operating budget, will help us stay competitive and continue our work on behalf of Harford County students.”


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