Buffalo Public Schools welcomed nine new teachers from Puerto Rico today to bring more bilingual teachers into the district. They are hoping this will become beneficial to the growing Hispanic community.
The nine new teachers were recruited to be a part of the new initiative for the city to include more bilingual teachers in their staff.
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.