Piedmont Board of Education Passes Resolution In Support of Teachers

Piedmont Board of Education Passes Resolution In Support of Teachers

Teachers across Oklahoma are demanding change for public education. Since 2008, enrollment in Oklahoma public schools has increased almost 40,000 students, yet funding has decreased $213 million dollars. Oklahoma ranks 48th in per-student funding and Oklahoma teachers are the lowest-paid in the nation.

As reported by various media outlets, unless the Oklahoma legislature approves an increase in education funding and a teacher raise by April 2nd, there will be a work stoppage by teachers across the state. This will result in a suspension of schools in many districts, including Piedmont Schools.

At last night's regular board meeting, the Piedmont Board of Education passed a resolution regarding suspension of school. This resolution states, "If it becomes necessary for a suspension of school, we, as a District, fully support our teachers and support staff." At this point, our educators believe action must be taken to improve education funding and teacher pay in Oklahoma. See Resolution Here.

We know that these events raise many questions for parents, students, and staff. Our administrative team is working diligently to address a variety of concerns, including testing, extra-curricular activities, the school lunch program, and special events, just to name a few. Please watch for additional information as the situation unfolds.

We are very fortunate to have such a supportive community. Please join us in supporting our teachers by contacting members of the state Legislature to urge them to find a viable solution. It is time for Oklahoma to finally make public education a priority.

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