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Employment Incentives

Local Supplements
New teachers receive a 16% local supplement in addition to the appropriate state salary. The supplement is included in the monthly paycheck.

Salary Advances
Newly employed teachers may receive a salary advance in the amount of $500, $1000, or $1500. This is an interest-free loan repaid in equal installments through payroll deduction. Salary advances will be available to newly employed teachers during the first week of employment. Teachers will be eligible for no more than one salary advance during the term of their employment or subsequent re-employment by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

Housing Assistance
Several area apartment complexes offer no deposit and/or a reduced first month's rent for new teachers. Apartment groups include: Summit Properties, Autumn Woods, and University Lake Apartments. Applicants should request additional information from the Human Resources office.

Newly employed teachers with a clear credit rating will qualify for no deposit for both electricity and water.

Banking Services
SunTrust offers a free basic or interest checking account for teachers. Bank of America offers several home mortgage plans for teachers. The State Employees Credit Union offers several programs and incentives for teachers.

Discounts for Local Businesses
All teachers receive an "Educator's Extra Credit Card" which offers discounts to 40+ local businesses. The Educator's Extra Credit Card Program is sponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation.