• Employee Referral Bonus


    Step 1: Tell your friends about our hard-to-fill certified positions.

    Refer a qualified individual not currently employed with Wichita Public Schools for one of our Hard to Fill positions.


    Step 2: Let us know who you referred.

    Fill out the following form to let us know who you referred to Wichita Public Schools and for which position: https://www.cognitoforms.com/WichitaPublicSchools6/EmployeeReferralBonusWichitaPublicSchools


    Step 3: The referred applicant gives you credit for referring them.

    Make sure who you referred gives you credit on their employment application. Employment applications can be found here: https://www.applitrack.com/wichita/onlineapp/default.aspx The employee will need to include your name on the page titled, “Referral Source.”


    All employees are eligible to receive a referral bonus with the EXCEPTION of the following:

    • District Leadership
    • Employees whose regular, recurring, jobs include the recruitment of employees
    • Hiring Manager/Principal/Supervisor or other persons associated with the selection of the candidate
    • All Human Resources department employees
    • Family members, as defined by current BOE Policy 4011 (Employment and Assignment of Relatives)


    Step 4: Get paid!

    If the person you referred gets hired, your bonus will be paid after they have successfully completed one year of employment.*

    • $300 for successful Special Education Teaching placements
    • $200 for successful Math or Science Teaching placements
    • $100 for successful Elementary Teaching placements
    • $50 for successful Guest (Substitute) Teaching placements
    • $25 for successful Education Co-op placements
      • Co-op bonus will be paid after they have successfully completed one semester


    *Payments made in April of each year for employees hired in the Fall semester and in November for employees hired in the Spring semester. 


    Additional Resources

    Program Overview

    Program Flyer

    Wichita Eagle article 


    Questions? Contact Human Resources at 973-4605 or humanresources@usd259.net