Top Reasons Teachers Are Choosing JPS

Benefits & Salary

  • TEACHER RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE

    FOR CRITICAL NEEDS AND HARD TO STAFF POSITIONS

    In an effort to attract licensed employees to Jackson Public School District in hard-to-staff areas and core subject areas while advancing the District's vision, mission, and goals, JPS offers qualified new hires a monetary incentive to teach in critical needs and hard-to-staff areas. 

    • Teachers in critical need areas receive $5,000 over three years. Areas include:
      • Science (5th Grade, 8th Grade, Biology I)
      • English (Grades 7-10)
      • Special Education (Any Positions, including Support Personnel)

     

    • Teachers for hard-to-staff areas receive $7,500 over three years. Areas include:
      • Early Childhood Education (Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten)
      • Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
      • Mathematics (Grades 5-12)
      • English as a Second Language (ESL) (Grades K-12)

               

    • Teachers for Career and Technical Educator (CTE) positions receive $10,000 over three years. Contact the Career Development Center to inquire about available positions.

     

    For more information regarding the recruitment incentives and to determine whether you qualify, please contact the JPS Office of Recruitment at 601-985-3159.

  • EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

    Jackson Public Schools offers our employees a variety of benefits. The benefits offered include medical, dental, and vision insurance. Employees may choose to enroll in plans that best meet their personal needs.

    Additionally, wellness programs, employee assistance programs, voluntary retirement savings plans, and more, are available. The District also participates in the Public Employee Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS).

  • Health Benefits

  • Public Employee Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS)

  • PTO/Leaves

  • Unemployment Compensation

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Family Medical Leave

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Last Modified on December 21, 2023