Houston School Districts To Off

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Houston (AP) Some low-paid workers at a Houston school district could be in line for a one-time bonus to help offset high gas prices.

The district will vote on a plan Thursday to give employees who make less than $30,000 a year $250 for gasoline. The 2.85-million-dollar plan would cover some gas costs for 10,000 employees.

A Houston Independent School District Spokesman says there are “bus drivers that can barely afford gas for their own cars and cafeteria workers that can't afford enough food for their own kitchens.”

The money is only half of what the workers' union had requested. But some workers say District officials are doing what they can.

Some district workers make as little as $15,000 a year.