Archive for Wednesday, December 3, 2003

Teachers earn funds at McDonald’s

December 3, 2003

In case any customers were confused, yep, you saw it right, those were teachers from Glenwood Ridge Elementary School working at McDonald's in Bonner Springs Tuesday, Dec. 2.

And no, it's not because they need another job. The pay scale for teachers may be on the low side but it still pays the rent.

Two-thirds of the staff at Glenwood Ridge, or 10 to 12 teachers, worked shifts from 4 to 8 p.m. at the fast food chain as part of McTeacher's Night.

McTeacher's Night is an attempt by McDonald's and area schools to bolster education budgets.

Twenty percent of the sales from the teacher's shifts Tuesday evening will be funneled back into programs at Glenwood Ridge, said Rebecca Hill, a GRE teacher who helped organize the event.

"With education funding being cut, we thought this would be a good money-making opportunity for us," Hill said, adding the GRE teachers could choose to make McTeacher's Night an annual event.

Teachers worked in some of the less strenuous tasks at the restaurant Tuesday evening. Don't worry, they weren't the ones preparing your McFlurry.

Hill said the teachers would handle tasks such as drawing drinks, wiping down counters and dropping fries.

"Basically, we'll do the easy stuff, the little tasks," she said.

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