Cali School Districts Mull Over Using COVID Cash For Teacher Bonuses And ‘Trips To Hawaii’ As Many Schools Remain Closed

Written by K. Walker on March 15, 2021

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It’s now pretty clear that this is not about what’s best for students. It’s about money for teachers.

That’s not to say that there aren’t great teachers out there that are concerned for their students and want to get back into the classroom, there are clearly many of those all over the country.

The issue is that powerful teachers’ unions have hijacked the global pandemic to benefit their members. Many teachers have been terrified of the risks of going back to class because of the pervasive pandemic porn that is pushed by the corporate media. Americans significantly overestimate the risk of death due to COVID-19 posed to those under the age of 55.

The pandemic has been a convenient opportunity for teachers’ unions and school boards to push their own agenda while they hold the education of children hostage. Millions of kids aren’t being educated, virtual learning in some districts is a joke, and their mental health is suffering.

This outrageous power-grab has been pretty evident in California.


Despite schools remaining open in many places around the world and “The Science” showing that schools are not significant vectors for community spread of SARS-CoV-2, there are still many schools still closed one year after “15 Days to Slow the Spread.”

As thousands of schools in the state remain closed, state and federal money given to school districts for things like masks and other personal protective equipment(PPE) and updating ventilation systems in order to resume in-person learning is instead being given to teachers as bonuses.

Fox News reports:

Multiple California school districts have discussed using state and federal COVID relief money to hand out bonuses for teachers and staff, with one district even suggesting the money be used for a trip to Hawaii.

The internal memos have been shared online by “Reopen California Schools,” a Facebook group started early on in the pandemic by Jonathan Zachreson.

Clovis Unified School District, located in Fresno County, reportedly discussed using federal and state relief funds to give employees a “one-time payment to employees … given the extraordinary effort required of every employee over the course of the pandemic.”

Zachreson told Fox News that a person involved in the negotiations told him that the district has discussed employee bonuses as high as $6,000 per employee – rather than on students.
Source: Fox News

Tweets exposing the shocking ways that school districts are considering allocating funding were posted by the Reopen California Schools account:

The COVID relief funding was intended for PPE and improving ventilation systems in school buildings, but that’s clearly not the priority for these school districts.

Teachers’ unions have been exposed. Their priority is their members, and some of their members don’t want to return to the classroom.

It’s pretty clear who this hurts the most — underprivileged children who are already struggling for a variety of reasons.

This needs to be fixed. Now.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll