Marlboro County Schools passes daily stipend for nurses, transportation workers

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MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Marlboro County Schools on Monday voted 5-0 to pass a daily stipend for nurses, transportation workers, and parent educators.

Superintendent Dr. Gregory McCord asked for a stipend of $25 a day to go to nurses and transportation workers due to them working above and beyond during the pandemic. The board added parent educators to the groups that will receive the stipend. The stipend will run through the end of November.

McCord said nurses have been working early, late, and on weekends to contact trace any student who may have been in contact with COVID-19. He also said bus drivers are working extra routes and shifts due to the shortage of bus drivers.

Workers won’t be paid for days they’re absent.

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