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West Oso I.S.D. provides $50 stipends to teachers

West Oso I.S.D. provides $50 stipends to teachers
Posted at 6:53 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 19:53:06-04

West Oso Independent School is helping teachers with their cell phone and internet bills.

Since the "Stay at Home" order was announced, teachers have been offering instruction to their students through distance learning online.

West Oso I.S.D. Superintendent Conrado Garcia explained the teachers are using their cell phones and Wi-fi to teach their students online. So, he along with the school board decided to provide all teachers with three $50-dollar stipends for the months of April, May and June to help pay for cell phone and Wi-Fi costs.

"They have just been remakable. So, I was thinking as much as we've asked them to give up of themselves, give up their time and their families while they do teaching from home, the least we could do is to offset some costs such as internet, cell phone because I look at it the home is their classroom," Garcia said, "they need supplies just like they would at school and this is one of their supplies."

Garcia said the teachers were excited when he made the announcement last week.

About 150-160 teachers will receive the stipend.

"As time goes on, if we have to do some other things, we'll certainly keep looking at it. I feel very strongly that this was the right thing to do for our teacher. They deserve it," Garcia said.