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Creative Ideas for Release Time

  • Offer release time during rest time so scholarship recipients can study or use the center's computer and other resources for papers and class projects.
  • Schedule release time when classrooms  ratios go down. Recipients can leave work early and, if necessary, directors can use staff from other classrooms to substitute.
  • Allow recipients to come in late while receiving usual pay.
  • Pay recipients for their lunch breaks.
  • Hire a substitute specifically to cover T.E.A.C.H. recipients.  This usually works best for centers that sponsor several employees.
  • Provide a whole or half day off before a test, final exam or when a class project is due. This will give scholarship recipients extra time to prepaer for these big events.