Does it seem like there’s a conspiracy to rid the U.S. of its public schools? Well, if there is, one state seems to be the prototype for the government’s experiment.
Michigan teachers in a small school district in the Buena Vista Education Association joined together Friday, and agreed to work for free as they were notified that the district has run out of money to pay their salaries. The school year does not end until June 23, but their pay will stop in mid-May, according to the Huffington Post.
The dedication of these teachers is a testament to the commitment and dedication to their community’s children, but an emergency meeting Monday night came to a pitiful close.
“Buena Vista’s school board voted to lay off all its employees by the end of the month, despite the teachers’ vote to work for at least this week without pay.”
The update was posted to their website this morning with a notice in big letters:
“SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY.”
Parents are also notified that there will be a meeting tonight.
In 2011, the Buena Vista School District closed Brunkow Elementary School and moved third, fourth, and fifth graders to two other schools to allegedly save the district an estimated $273,966. Something didn’t work. By the way, this week is Teacher’s Appreciation Week. Our hope is that the teachers of Buena Vista are shown the utmost respect and appreciation for their efforts. HATS OFF TO YOU!
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