Substitute teachers continue their push for benefits
Substitute teachers continued their push for benefits today as they met with State Representative Richard Raymond and Congressman Henry Cuellar.
The group of teachers met at the La Quinta Inn off of Loop 20 to express their concerns.
Congressman Cuellar brought several pamphlets with information on who is covered under the new health care bill.
He says Texas is the #1 beneficiary of the new bill with over $101 billion going toward health care.
A possible supplement for education from the federal government could help substitute teachers in the future.
After having meetings to push their issue the teachers are pleased with the progress:
"I do feel very positive that our issue is being heard by both districts. We had the superintendent come to our previous meeting and he says we are an integral part of the district."
Both school districts continue to look into the issue.
There is no word on a timetable for a decision.