CORSICANA — Teachers and staff with the Corsicana Independent School District were surprised with $500 during an assembly Monday.

Corsicana ISD live streamed the announcement on their Facebook page.

The crowd erupted into cheers and stood on their feet as it was announced "the board has decided to give every staff member in this district a check this morning for $500."

Teachers and staff posted on social media their surprise and excitement about the announcement.

Thank you to Dr. Frost and the Board of Trustees," wrote Carla Rogers Whitt. "What a blessing this gift was to me and to all of us."

Some who expressed gratitude weren't even employees.

"I don't work for CISD but I am from Corsicana and worked in education for 9 years," wrote Morgan Holt Woeller. "This announcement and reaction from staff brought tears to my eyes! What an amazing, thoughtful, motivating surprise for the staff of CISD! Simply incredible CISD administration and school board!"

About two months ago, the board also decided to cover 100 percent of health insurance premiums for bus drivers and full-time employees.

The district starts its 2016-2017 school year on August 22.