Hutchinson USD 308’s Board of Education on Monday night approved 2 percent retention bonuses for all staff - including hourly workers, teachers, and administrators - who were on the payroll as of May 1, 2018, and plan to return for the 2018-19 school year.

The district does not know how many people will qualify for the bonus but it expects it will be about 825 employees. The 2 percent bonus will not be applied to supplemental contracts. USD 308 spokesman Ray Hemman said the district has budgeted $400,000 for the bonuses.

The bonuses will be included in June paychecks, according to a district press release.