Outstanding teachers will bank thanks to KU Credit Union

Oh, how I love school board meetings. Going to them, sitting through them, thinking about them … the list goes on. I usually know what’s going to happen during them because the agenda is out before hand and I’m always in the know. (Hello, it’s my job.)But last night, the board and superintendent Randy Weseman threw me for a bit of a loop.Chuck Law, this year’s Master Teacher was surprised with a check for $2,500 to go along with his new title. Not only was he surprised with the award in November, Randy got him again with the big bucks.The check is just one of many provided by the KU Credit Union. They are expanding their partnership with Lawrence Education Achievement Partners to give monetary awards to outstanding teachers, specifically those who win awards from the district administration.The Lawrence Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year will each receive $1,000 when they are announced later this month. Next fall, the Lawrence Elementary and Secondary Horizon Award winners will each get $250. The Class Act award and a $50 prize will be given monthly to a classified staff member. There is also recognition for deserving substitute teachers.It’s always nice to recognize teachers, especially with a little dough. Law said last night he’s taking some fellow Free State staffers and their principal, Ed West, out to celebrate. Pretty sweet deal.