RCS employees receive $250 supplement

Teachers have been hailed as heroes throughout the pandemic as they work tirelessly to accommodate the ever-changing educational climate. For their dedication and hard work, the Russellville City Schools Board of Education decided to award a one-time supplement of $250 to each full-time RCS employee.

“There is not an amount of money that can ever be enough to thank them for all they have done, but we hope this will at least let them know how much they mean to us and how much we appreciate all they have done,” said RCS Superintendent Heath Grimes.

Grimes said several surrounding counties rewarded their staff with a Christmas bonus, but he wanted to make sure everything was done legally.

“You aren’t able to give someone a bonus for something they have already done, only for performance,” Grimes said. “We just had to make sure before we handed these out that we had everything straightened out.”

Approximately 300 staff members received the supplement, and Grimes personally delivered the check to the majority so he could thank them for their work.

“These teachers have shown up every day since August and have gone above and beyond,” Grimes said. “They were constantly having to learn new things and adapt this year, and they did it without a complaint. Our teachers always work so hard, but during everything with the virus, we have really seen them exceed all expectations.”

Grimes said he never fails to be amazed by the type of workers at RCS and their love and dedication to the students.

“I’ve always said Russellville is a special place full of special people,” Grimes said. “For everything they have done during this time, we felt it was only right that we did something special for them.”

News

US-43 traffic lights in front of Walmart malfunctioning

News

Ivey announces $500,000 grant to improve Red Bay water lines

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Eric Reason

News

Community Spirit Bank welcomes new employee

News

Pilgrim’s sponsors Russellville Public Library summer reading program

Franklin County

First ‘Canada Phil’ visits Phil Campbell, adds sign to post

Features

National scholarship propels one Russellville student into Ivy League

Belgreen

Belgreen presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

News

RCS Education Foundation holds annual banquet

Franklin County

Partnership Banquet highlights Franklin County accomplishments

News

50th Phil joins PC signpost

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Jerry Fancher

News

RHS ranks 21/386 for Alabama high schools in U.S. News & World Report

News

RHS FLBA students compete at state

Galleries

RMS students perform ‘Aladdin’

Franklin County

PHOTOS: NWSCC Phil Campbell campus presents ‘Shrek the Musical’

News

Russellville Main Street welcomes new executive director

News

BTCPA announces final production of season

News

Wynette Grammy finds home at Red Bay Museum

Franklin County

Northwest Shoals receives $1.3M to enhance rural healthcare education

Galleries

PHOTOS: RHS Musical Theatre presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Franklin County

Northwest Regional Library announces audiobooks by mail program

Franklin County

Republican primary run-off election for county commission seats takes place April 16

News

Historic Roxy Theatre celebrates 75th Anniversary with upcoming entertainment

x