Want a ,500 bonus? Take a teaching job in Paterson

PATERSON — The city school district is offering new teachers a $7,500 signing bonus as Paterson education officials strive to fill 135 vacant class...

September 21, 2022
4:06 AM

PATERSON — The city school district is offering new teachers a $7,500 signing bonus as Paterson education officials strive to fill 135 vacant classroom positions.Paterson joins a growing number of school districts around the country turning to signing bonuses in the struggle to fill vacancies amid a nationwide shortage of educators. Paterson's offer seems to exceed most other signing bonuses in New Jersey, including in Newark, where news reports say new teachers are getting $4,000 for taking a classroom job.

Joe Malinconico