Principal Tammy Wallis has started a “teacher incentive” program to promote more consistent attendance. The “teacher incentive” is a weekly drawing for the teachers that have been at work all day and all week. Every week their name will be entered in a drawing and the teacher whose name has been picked out of the “hat” will receive special recognition and a “free” hour coupon to be used as needed.
They also receive a small treat from the “getting to know you” teacher sheet. Wallis explained, “At the beginning of the year I had the teachers fill out a sheet of things that they like. It gives me ideas of things each teacher likes and I choose something small to give them along with the coupon.”
Last week April Mathers was recognized and along with her “free” hour she received an Almond Snickers candy bar since this is one of her favorite treats. Mathers said, “I think this Attendance Incentive Program is wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed my Almond Snickers.”
“I am just trying to promote consistency in attendance to assist in learning, cut costs for our district and model exceptional attendance for our students. We need them in school everyday!”, explained Tammy Wallis.