Texas got $2.4B to safely reopen schools. Some teachers ask where it went

“This is a huge federal infusion of dollars, and it’s really difficult in many states and districts to even see their plans for how they spend it,” one expert said.
By: | February 10, 2022

Nancy Trevino, a fifth-grade teacher in southern Texas, began suffering debilitating migraines after contracting the coronavirus for a second time a few weeks ago. Still sickly five days after testing positive, Trevino says she was pressured to return to work without a negative test result. Then, this week, she says she developed hives, a skin condition she believes is a nervous response to stress.

“I told myself ‘OK, my body is telling me slow down, take a breather,’” Trevino said. “Yes, I love what I do. I love teaching, I’ve been doing this for 10 years. I have a master’s degree and I want to stay, but my body is telling me otherwise.”

So Trevino, 32, quit her “dream” job at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School and doesn’t know if she’ll ever return to teaching.

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