Buffalo Public Schools welcomed nine new teachers from Puerto Rico

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Buffalo Public Schools welcomed nine Puerto Rican teachers today to bring more bilingual teachers into the district. 

They have been recruiting teachers from Puerto Rico since April of this year. According to the district over 300 schools have closed in Puerto Rico which left many good teachers without jobs. 

"In Puerto Rico they are closing schools," William Pagan, a new teacher said, "We need new work we need new jobs."

Pagan, who was hired as a music teacher, has been in Buffalo for a little over a week, and already has been feeling the love from the City of Brotherly Love. 

"Everyone is so kind, such good (people)."

The nine new teachers were hired to increase the amount of bilingual classes that the district can offer and are a part of what the district hopes will be a string of new bilingual hires.

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