LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock School District (LRSD) employees are sure to enjoy their Spring Breaks this year.

Superintendent Mike Poore announced today that a bonus for employees has been approved by Commissioner Johnny Key.

"We are excited to honor all of our employees with a $1,000 bonus, which will be received before spring break," said Superintendent Poore. "We appreciate the thorough review of the proposed bonus by Commissioner Key and thank LRSD Chief Financial Officer Kelsey Bailey, along with negotiating teams from the District and the Little Rock Education Association for their collaborative efforts."

The Superintendent went on to say that, regardless of next year's budget reduction, being able to gie bonuses proved the District had a "strong financial foundation."

"We believe this clearly shows we are committed to fiscal responsibility, being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, and honoring our employees," Superintendent Poore said. "They have been steadfast in their work, helping us through tough budget decisions while leading us with positive strides in student achievement."

For more information, contact Pamela Smith, 501-447-1030.