BEAUREGARD PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Melissa Adams has worked in education for more than 30 years. She's currently the assistant principal at South Beauregard High School.
"Once you reach your 30 year mark and you're a certain age, they allow you to go in it for three years and I will complete mine in 2015," said Adams.
Adams is talking about the Deferred Retirement Option Program, also known as the Drop Program.
"They were thinking we will give an incentive to get educators to stay in Louisiana, it's kind of a bonus," said Adams.
The program allows educators to retire while still working to earn extra money. Besides the money, Adams said the program also strengthens the school system.
"Experience in education is important," said Adams. "It's important for a lot of reasons, but I think that's the part that benefits are district and our schools."