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Orange, Nash counties to close school May 16 for teacher rally

Orange, Nash counties to close school May 16 for teacher rally

"Our number one priority in Pitt County Schools is student safety", Mildred Council, chair of the county's board of education, said in a release.

"No teacher is walking out on your children", she said.

In a 5-0 decision, the Orange County Schools Board of Education voted Monday night to make that day - the General Assembly's opening day - an optional teacher work day. And until Wednesday, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools was the largest system in the state that had not made such a decision. "We've been working to try to figure that out as best we can, so this is the decision". Those districts have more than 538,000 students. "But despite this, we make it happen every day". "Hopefully, our teachers' voices will be heard and lead to meaningful change".

The Pitt County Early College High School will hold classes on their normal operating schedule for students on May 16, as they are holding exams that week and have a different calendar than the rest of Pitt County Schools.

Parents and students will receive information and instructions from the student's school in the coming days if the student is scheduled to take a test that day.

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The school system said 1,639 employees have asked for the day off on May 16. The General Assembly convenes the 16th in Raleigh for its annual session. "And right now we've got thousands of teachers that plan to join us on Jones Street". "It's about making sure that our teachers are paid as professionals". Some spoke about how North Carolina compares to other states they have lived in, while others detailed how the shortcomings affect their everyday teaching experience.

The $49,970 average salary of North Carolina teachers ranked 39th in the country last year, but their pay increased by 4.2 percent over the previous year - the 2nd biggest increase in the country, the National Education Association reported last month. The North Carolina Association of Educators is planning the rally.

"May 16 is just the beginning", Jewell said. "This is truly a wonderful to see politicians support public education".

"When we peel back the political rhetoric on teacher pay, the facts indicate North Carolina educators received considerable gains in compensation for the incredible work they do in our schools", House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Kings Mountain) said.

Pitt County Association of Educators president Lauren Piner explained why teachers are going to the rally.


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