Well, I goofed. I searched for "Signing Bonus" in Goggle in an attempt to find an article recently published about school districts offering bonuses to new teachers. (In NYC, some are offered an $5000.oo to be used as a housing down payment.)
I found it
and an article about a high school baseball player:
Big news about teacher's signing bonuses: Some districts are offering as much a $10,000.oo
Oh, and the kid, who was 27th in the draft, will get a signing bonus of 1.17 million smackers.