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Teachers picket before meeting

Friday, October 12, 2007

CLAY CITY -- Teachers of the Clay Community School Corporation picketed outside of the monthly school board meeting at Clay City Jr./Sr. High School Thursday night.

More than 45 teachers, dressed in red, gathered in the hallway outside of the Cafetorium holding signs.

UniServ Director Ruth Henderson also attended, but declined to comment.

Teacher's association representative Russ True was not in attendance.

Lynn Gugino, whose husband, Mike, is a elementary level counselor, spoke during the board meeting about the hardships her family is facing because of rising insurance costs and no raise in pay.

Gugino pleaded with the board to "do your homework" and settle the contract.

"Please don't make (my husband) choose between a job that he loves and providing for his family," Guginio asked.

The teachers in the audience gave Gugino a standing ovation.

School Board President Terry Barr responded by asking the teachers to reconsider their insurance to bring premiums and corporation costs down.

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I just don't get it! We use tax payers dollars to place ads in the paper. We have lack of respect for teachers. Why can't our elected board SETTLE THE CONTRACT? We need to move on to other issues! Please settle the contract and get focused on the students!

-- Posted by claytaxpayer on Fri, Oct 12, 2007, at 1:34 PM

Please keep in mind these children need male figures in our classrooms. If you cannot keep them, they are forced to find a better job. I hope both sides can meet in the middle to settle this.

-- Posted by Pearl2083 on Fri, Oct 12, 2007, at 5:42 PM

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