LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School board approved bonus paychecks for the majority of its employees, including about 2,400 teachers.
Teachers and other eligible employees, such as counselors and librarians, will receive about $2,200 later this month.
The Advocate reports the money to pay the bonuses comes from $7 million in reserves available for distribution from a 2002 half-cent sales tax dedicated to teacher pay and support.
The half-cent sales tax generated a total of about $26 million with $7 million remaining after the dedicated funding was spent.