Teachers ask for increase in pay, state funding at EVSC school board meeting

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Update (9:17 p.m.)

Local teachers are calling for an overall increase in pay and more funding from the state.

Members of the Evansville Teacher’s Association showed up in droves for the EVSC school board meeting.

Members of the ETA packed the room wearing red showing their support of the “Red for Ed” movement.

That movement calls for an increase in teacher pay more control over the lesson plans and an increase in funding from the state.

One retired teacher says she was overworked and underpaid when she worked for the EVSC and it drove her into early retirement.

“I am seeing the same complaints everywhere, and my suggestion was, why don’t we become the first and the best discipline schools where there is control, where the kids can learn, and everybody can have their education opportunities. Why don’t we do that? Cut out the paperwork.”

Currently, the EVSC is at a deficit of $87.8 million compared to if state funding had adjusted for inflation since 2009.

The teachers and members of the school board are urging the public to take part in the “Red for Ed” rally on November 19th in Indianapolis.

Original Story

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – There’s a large turnout at Monday night’s EVSC school board meeting in downtown Evansville.

We’re told the President of the Evansville Teacher Association and teachers plan to speak at the meeting.

They’ll be voicing concerns over teacher pay and overall state funding.

We’ll have more tonight on Eyewitness at 9 on CW7 and 10 on ABC25.

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(This story was originally published on October 28, 2019)

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