Harmony Public Schools says it will award a $250 bonus to nearly 4,000 employees in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week.
The bonus was passed unanimously by the Harmony Executive Board of Directors during a board meeting last month and announced to employees on Monday.
“Our teachers have always been the backbone of our school system and never has that been more apparent than during the current COVID-19 crisis,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said. “We are extremely proud of their efforts to continue engaging our students and families during these extraordinary circumstances, often even going above and beyond their normal duties by working free meal handout lines or producing 3D face protectors from their own homes to donate to health workers and first responders in their communities.”
In total, the bonuses should amount to one million dollars.
Harmony Public Schools has campuses in the Valley and nearly two dozen other cities in the state of Texas.