Editor’s Note: KXAN has updated this story to reflect the correct amount employees will receive for the stipend.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Pflugerville ISD employees can now get paid if they get a COVID-19 vaccine.
School district board members approved a one-time stipend of $100 for district staff who are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Plugerville ISD Superintendent, Dr. Douglas Killian said the purpose of the stipend is to boost immunity in the district.
“We’re trying to get that number up and part of the reason why is we’re trying to keep our workforce working,” Killian said.
The employees will be eligible for their stipend until August 31. The district said it expects vaccine access to expand to more people by that date.