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0000017d-2122-dd26-adfd-e56710b50000The New Classroom is a special reporting series, supported by The Walton Family Foundation, exploring the struggles, changes and innovations in education during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find reports in this series listed below.

Paris School District Offers Students, Staff Vaccine Incentives

Paris Arkansas School District
Paris Arkansas public schools are offering a $1,500 bonus to any staff vaccinated for COVID-19 by Nov. 1.

Last week the the Paris Arkansas school board approved $1,500 bonus checks for all employees who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1. The distrcit is also offering $50 gift cards for students, 12 and older, who show proof of vaccination any time throughout the 2021-22 school year. Students under 18 must have parental consent before getting vaccinated. The incentives apply to staff and students who have already been vaccianted. 

Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
Daniel Caruth is KUAF's Morning Edition host and reporter for Ozarks at Large.
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