PHOTO: Every teacher at an elementary school received a $250 gift card

WRIGHTWOOD — The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employees’ Benefit Association (SEBA) awarded a total of $40,000 to distribute to teachers throughout San Bernardino County as part of its annual Back to School Shop with a Cop: Teachers’ Edition event.

“We are extremely thankful to our partners at SEBA, who continue to dedicate their time and resources to reward extraordinary teachers who are dedicated to serving our students throughout San Bernardino County,” said County Superintendent Ted Alejandre. “This program is an example of how educational and community partners can unite to enrich the learning experience for our students.” 

San Bernardino County Superintendent Ted Alejandre will join SEBA President, Sgt. Grant Ward in visiting 16 school sites as part of this year’s program. 

“We are fortunate to have generous donors and a valuable partnership with San Bernardino County Schools,” said Ward. “Together, we are able to make a positive impact in the community we serve and say thank you to our teachers for their hard work and dedication.” 

A total of 160 teachers are being recognized, and each teacher will receive a $250 gift card that may be used for classroom supplies, innovative learning resources, teacher tools and other classroom needs. 

On August 23, all 14 teachers at Snowline Joint Unified School District’s Wrightwood Elementary School received $250 gift cards each for the first visit of this year’s event. The school held an assembly to celebrate all of their teachers. 

With the support from sponsors, about 4,000 students countywide will benefit from the gift cards awarded to teachers as part of Shop With a Cop events.