It's gettin' real folks.
In preparation for a new school year starting in August with teachers potentially on strike, we've been asked to empty our rooms of all personal belongings.
We want to send a message that we are all here for the children.
Look at what we've provided for them.
And look at what has been handed to us.
I don't want my kids to start the year in such a tumultuous situation, but we have to stand strong and stand up for what is right.
I've said it before and I'll say it again.
Our requests are for the health, success, and betterment of our children.
Yes. Salary is part of our request.
But take a look at what we've provided out of our own pockets on top of mandatorily paying into our own retirement, paying insurance premiums, funding most of our HSA's, and working with no step increases or raises for four years.
Yes. A raise would be nice.
But our top three requests (mental health professionals, reopening media centers, and ELL resources) are not for our benefit, but for the children.
Stand strong DPS peeps.