‘We are united,’ teachers tell trustees
By Maureen Robertson
Approximately 150 people filled the board room and stood or sat in the hallway as six teachers and a parent asked the board not to cut teacher compensation as much as proposed.
“The Ramona district is demanding cuts of 8 percent in 2012-13, 9.5 percent in ‘13-14, and 9.5 percent in ‘14-15,” said Braye-Romero.
After mediation failed, negotiations between the union and district moved to fact finding, a final phase in the negotiations process. A fact finding hearing is set for Feb. 27.
Teachers held signs stating, “We don’t want to, but we will,” suggesting some are considering a strike.
“I can’t bear to see the negative impact a teachers strike would have on the teachers in this room,” said teacher Larry Bringham, who was hired after the teachers strike in the mid-1970s and said he witnessed firsthand its negative impact. “It is disheartening to hear teachers talking about leaving Ramona High School.”
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