Here is some great news for educators in Lafayette Parish. Some school teachers in the parish will be getting a bonus check next month.

Last week the Lafayette Parish School Board approved a one-time supplemental payment of $1,388 for teachers.

The bonus check will be distributed next month and is funded by excess funds in the 2002 half-cent sales tax dedicated to teacher raises.

Board member Justin Centanni was the only one who voted against the measure but that was because he said he preferred a permanent salary increase for teachers rather than a one-time distribution.

More than 2000 will get the extra check.