6 With so many employees trying to juggle the dual responsibilities of work and parenthood, Spring Branch ISD has taken a large step to try to help them. The district opened the Employee Childcare Center on Aug. 24, the first day of instruction, which was virtual for all students. Tools for learning: Spring Branch ISD distributes technology to 14,000 students The center, which is located in an old elementary school building that was refurbished, cares for children from six weeks old to fifth grade so their parents can focus on serving students. The program was funded with money from the $898.4 million voter-approved bond in 2017. The project came about as a result of feedback that employees gave district leaders in late spring about what they needed for a return to school in the fall. "The center is an integral part of reopening of SBISD schools," Construction Project Manager Max Buja said in a statement. "It is a huge benefit to employees and the district as a whole." Even though the instruction was virtual, teachers were required to be in their classrooms, which created a need for childcare. For children aged six weeks to three years old, the center operates… Read full this story
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