About Us

Make a Donation
Fully-Local • Non-Partisan • Public-Service Journalism

New teachers getting Barton Creek swim pass

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Tai Moses

Newly hired teachers in Austin will be getting a treat in their compensation packages. A resolution adopted by City Council this summer waives the entrance fees to Barton Springs Pool for a day for new public school teachers. As the resolution explains, the free one-day passes, which are planned as part of the welcome package from the parks department and local school districts, “could be part of a multi-pronged strategy to incentivize local teachers to join our local ISDs and also honor them for their commitment to children’s development and well-being.” A day at Barton Springs may not be the solution to all the world’s ills, but it could certainly help recharge a tired teacher’s batteries.

Join Your Friends and Neighbors

We're a nonprofit news organization, and we put our service to you above all else. That will never change. But public-service journalism requires community support from readers like you. Will you join your friends and neighbors to support our work and mission?

Back to Top