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Utah's $1,500 Teacher Bonuses May Exclude Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City educators may not be included in a plan to give Utah teachers $1,500 bonuses after lawmakers decided to exclude the online-only district. The proposed budget for the state’s public school budget this year would provide a $1,500 bonus for all licensed educators and $1,000 for non-administrative staff. Lawmakers on Wednesday added a provision prioritizing bonuses to teachers in districts that offer in-person learning or a hybrid model. This would exclude the Salt Lake City School District unless it moves back to in-person education before the 2021 session starts. The mayor and school district were quick to criticize the decision.