The Baltimore County Board of Education approved a one-time $1,000 retention and recruitment bonus for all district employees.

The proposal needs state approval after which employees could receive the one-time bonus in January.

"As we work to make BCPS a premier school system, it is important that we show our staff how much we appreciate them and their commitment to Baltimore County," Superintendent Darryl Williams said in a statement. "It is our hope that the steps we are taking today as a system will help us provide greater support and recognition for our employees and build a stronger Team BCPS."

The total cost of this one-time bonus for all BCPS employees is approximately $21 million.... Read More: WBAL TV