POSTED: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 12:12pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 1:38pm
EL PASO - Teachers in the EPISD got a big surprise today.
The district education foundation handed out checks to teachers for up to a thousand dollars.
Teacher Emily Atwood could not be happier.
"The kids that will be involved with this, they're gonna be thrilled. We're thrilled. I can't wait to tell the two teachers that have applied with me that we got the money."
Ky Peterson with the EPISD Education Foundation says the money is earmarked for classroom projects...
"It means that all the money we're giving to individual teachers, they don't have to have out of pocket expenses because a lot of teachers give of their own money, their own paychecks to improve the classroom experience for the students."
The EPISD says the grants will promote innovation in the classroom and student success.