Housing Incentive Grants Awarded To Highline Teachers
At Monday night’s City of Burien meeting, a check for $250,000 was presented collectively to several Highline School District teachers as part of the Housing Incentive Grant Program, which is a direct result of a settlement for the Lora Lake Apartments.
On hand were members of the Burien City Council, Highline School District, several teacher recipients, as well as House Speaker Frank Chopp and State Rep. Dave Upthegrove, both of whom were instrumental in getting the funding from the Port of Seattle and King County settlement.
The award enables Burien to provide the Highline School District money to attract teachers into hard-to-fill positions.
Prospective teachers are being offered $250 per month as a financial incentive to help with their housing costs in Burien.