“Kelly Educational Staffing is concerned when a report of inappropriate behavior is received, and we take these matters very seriously”, Stehney said in a statement. The fight didn’t restart because the school bell rang.
The union chose to end the walkout Thursday after it became clear that Senate Republicans in the Legislature “won’t budge an inch on any more revenue for public education” after days of negotiations with lawmakers in both chambers, Priest said. We need to really reassess what we are doing in our schools and what is truly best for our children.
Two new permanent classrooms are to be created at Coddington Primary School before the end of the year.
That raises public school spending to $2.9 billion next school year, up from $2.4 billion this year.
Still, the OEA said the walkout was a victory. Gov. Ducey is now proposing to reshuffle the budget to put more toward teacher pay.
I spoke with Shawn Hime, executive director of the Oklahoma State Schools Boards Association and former chief financial officer at the State Department of Education, and Matt Holder who is the current chief financial officer at the State Department of Education.
“When you’re able to sit down with leadership, the Republican party in the Senate and they have absolutely stonewalled any movement forward, there’s a time that you have to shift your focus and continue your advocacy in a different light”, said Bishop. Teachers in Arizona staged a statewide “walk-in” protest this week.
Fellow resident Nadene Kumph also was taken aback. The new taxes are slated to pay for increased education funding, including the first permanent salary increases for classroom teachers in more than a decade.
A spokeswoman for the district said “the substitute teacher in question will never work in our schools again”.
Fish was sacked from Montville High School (above) in October.
The strike was part of a wave of actions by teachers in states that have some of the lowest per-student spending in the country.
Ultimately, students and district officials hope what started as a school project will turn into a larger dialogue in the Florence community. For nine days, tens of thousands of teachers filled the hallways of the Capitol to plead for additional classroom funding.
She said teachers in her district feel strongly that they should keep walking.
The superintendent said he got feedback from teachers through a separate survey conducted by the United Teachers of Lowell union.
“That’s probably my biggest concern”, he said. And, she said teachers remain committed to the cause. Little or no headway was made on the teachers’ broader demands for a restoration of prior education funding cuts, to be paid for by a rollback of the tax cuts that the GOP has regularly enacted in this deep-red state.
Of that amount approximately $500,000 would be for teacher and staff raises, which brings around $312,520 more dollars in state aid to our district.