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Incentives for New Employees

Signing Bonus - $500.00

  • Applies to fully certified,[1] highly qualified[2] teachers, media specialists and guidance personnel

  • Bonus is payable after the first 30 days of employment and will be paid in the following paycheck

  • Employees hired January 1st or after will receive the signing bonus in the first paycheck of the next school year based on continued employment with Hoke County Schools

  • Employee must sign an agreement to repay the bonus if they voluntarily leave during the current school year (pro-rated)

  • Employees who have received a signing bonus and leave the Hoke County School District will not be eligible signing bonus within a three year period

Relocation Bonus - $500.00

  • Applies to fully certified, highly qualified teachers, media specialists/guidance personnel

  • Employee must be new to Hoke County Schools and reside in Hoke County within the first year of employment

  • Must show proof of residency in Hoke County (lease, rental agreement, mortgage or purchase information)

  • Employees will not be reimbursed until lease or mortgage starts AND not until they begin work for Hoke County Schools

Tuition/Praxis Reimbursement

  • Up to $750 per course, for the actual costs of tuition, textbooks, and most fees

  • Reimbursement will be paid after the completion of course(s) and after all required paperwork and request(s) are submitted to Human Resources

  • Hoke County Schools will reimburse up to two (2) complete Praxis tests

  • Tuition/Praxis Reimbursement will be paid 2-3 weeks after appropriate documentation is submitted to Human Resources

  • Please visit our Hoke County Schools Guidelines for Tuition and Praxis Reimbursement for Teachers and Paraprofessionals for more details regarding reimbursement

Local Supplement - 6%

  • Given to Hoke County Schools licensed employees

  • Twice a year in June and November, 3% each

Licensure Fee

  • Hoke County Schools will pay your initial licensure fee

    • [1] Based on completion of an approved education plan

    • [2] Passing scores on Praxis II or other state testing