WARRICK COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – Another school district has decided to close school for “Red for Ed” action day.
Warrick County students will not go to school on November 19th.
The Indiana State Teacher’s Association says educators will be in Indianapolis on November 19th. They’ll be protesting teacher wages, school funding, and where the money is going.
State Representative Ron Bacon says he understands the teacher concerns but says there isn’t anything they can do about it until the next budget session in 2021. He also says 50% of the state budget goes to education.
But they cannot tell districts what to put the money towards.
State Rep. Ryan Hatfield says that’s true, but the schools still need more.
“Individual school boards set the pay for teachers, but the state funds the school corporation. So, these school boards are working with the funds the states allocate for them and for too long the State of Indiana has asked school corporations to do more with less.”
The EVSC will make up the day with a virtual one. Warrick County will use a snow day in 2020.
(This story was originally published on Nov. 7, 2019)