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Broward Teacher’s Union holding teacher’s protest again

From the Broward Teacher’s Union:

Hundreds of teachers, parents and students will attend a Negotiations Impasse Protest and School Board Hearing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 18 in front of Plantation High School auditorium.

Union members will protest before the hearing begins to demonstrate that they will never back down from their demand to be treated with respect and dignity. They want School Board members to keep the promises they made in the contract to abide by the salary schedule’s step system.

Education professionals successfully lobbied members of Congress all summer for an additional $50 million in federal funding for Broward schools and have likewise identified $17 million in district waste that could be used for minimal salary step increases on the salary schedule. Superintendent Jim Notter is asking the union and employees to negotiate and agree to the district’s Race to the Top plan, which would mean an additional $37 million in federal funds for the school system. However, despite the tens of millions of dollars in new federal funds, district officials still cannot find the money to invest in quality public school employees.

The protest will continue until 5:30 p.m., at which point protesters will attend the public hearing. Union members have pledged to not stop fighting until education professionals and their students become a budget priority.


Event: Impasse Protest and Hearing

Time: Rally – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. / Hearing – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, October 18, 2010

Location: Plantation High School Auditorium

6901 N.E. 16th St. just off of Sunrise Boulevard

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Oct 18 2010. Filed under Broward County, Families, Local news, Plantation, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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