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Teachers speak out after LPSS gift card controversy

Gift cards for teachers in Lafayette’s transformation zone stirring up controversy after those teachers find out the money comes at a cost. Through the Love Our Schools Program 9 schools in Lafayette Parish got a bit of a facelift this summer. As part of this teachers and other full time employees got a 150 dollar gift card to Walmart. Which they were told was meant to help them with back to school supplies for their students but after receiving an email from LPSS, teachers News 15 spoke to say it really wasn’t a gift card.