ODESSA - Recently, the City of Odessa bought the headquarters to Hospice House.
On Monday night, the Ector County Independent School District decided to buy the former Hospice House.
The house, which is located in the 900 block of Sam Houston, has 16 bedroom suites and will be used as a boardinghouse for teachers.
This is to help with the teacher shortage due to a tough housing market.
In a unanimous vote, trustees agreed to the purchase which will cost the district $550,000.
They also voted to name the house, the Barbara Chancellor House, in honor Mrs. Chancellor who was a 25-year veteran teacher for ECISD.