Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor $6,000 signing bonus


Hitchcock County High School in Trenton Nebraska is seeking a qualified candidate for a 9-12 Agriculture Instructor for the 2024-2025 school year to continue to grow and build a strong Ag program.   The District is looking for an individual that has a passion for Agriculture, wants to be a part of a strong school district, and has the personality to impact the education of students.  Courses taught will take into account the skills and education of the successful candidate but would include general agriculture classes as well as FFA sponsorship which is an extra duty provision in the contract.  Other activities are also available if a candidate has interest.  

The successful candidate must hold a valid State of Nebraska Teaching Certificate in the area of Agriculture. Hitchcock County Schools is a progressive school district in Southwest Nebraska. We offer an outstanding academic program with a wide variety of curricular and extracurricular offerings. Coaching and extra-duty positions are available.

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Additional Information

Start date is on or about August 12th, 2024.  Hitchcock County Schools offers a competitive salary and benefit package that is commensurate with experience.  The base salary is $37,600 for the 2023-2024 school year. The district provides full family Blue Cross Blue Shield  health insurance with Type C dental, ten sick leave days, two professional days and three personal leave. 

SIGNING BONUS: The school board agrees to pay a one time bonus of  $6000.00   The hiring bonus is done as a single payment separate from the first entitled payroll.  The hiring bonus does not become a part of the employees index for placement on the salary schedule.   If, within three years of receiving such incentive pay, a teacher terminates his or her employment with the District for any reason other than termination of the teacher’s contract due to reduction in force, the teacher shall at once become liable to reimburse the District for such incentive pay as follows:

(a)    If the teacher completes less than one full year of the three-year obligation,

        the teacher shall fully reimburse the District for all incentive monies paid to the 



(b)  If the teacher completes one full year but less than two full years of the three

 year obligation, the teacher shall fully reimburse the District in an amount

 equal to two-thirds of the incentive monies paid to the teacher.


(c)   If the teacher completes two full years, but less than three full years of the

 three-year obligation, the teacher shall reimburse the District in an amount equal to

 one-third of the incentive monies paid to the teacher.

(d)  The amount of the bonus may in such a case be set off from the new employee’s final pay.


Contact Information

Hitchcock County Schools
312 W. 3rd
Trenton, NE 69044

Robert Sattler
(p) (308) 334-5575

How to Apply


Interested applicants should submit a letter of application which can be found on the website, a resume,  reference letters, transcripts, and a copy of their valid teaching certificate to Hitchcock County Schools, Attention: Superintendent Robert Sattler, 312 West 3rd St. Trenton NE 69044, or via email to Applicants may also apply at   Hitchcock County Schools is an EOE. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.