• Wagoner Public School Board of Education puts support behind teacher walk-out

    By: Jackie DelPilar



    • Wagoner Public School District teachers have been given the green light from the Board of Education to participate in the state-wide walk-out
    • The Board of Education discussed the possibility of a walk-out on April 2nd and how the district would approach it
    • Superintendent Randy Harris says the district could cancel classes for ten days without extending the school year. The district already cut back to four days a week to save money, so this would give teachers a week and a half for the walk-out
    • The district will provide a daily meal for students and they’re working with local non-profits for safe spaces for children who need a place to stay
    • Teachers and support staff who work directly with students, like bus drivers and teacher’s aids will be considered absent from work
    • Staff members who work 11 or 12 month schedules like secretaries, custodians, and administrators would still be expected to come to work
    • The board voted to allow extracurricular activities to continue, like athletics, choir, and prom
    • Superintendent Harris stressed this is a fluid situation and can and will change
    • The board also passed a resolution urging state legislators to find a designated fund for a salary increase for teachers

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