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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.

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