Worcester Teachers Won't See Raise, Work to Rule Protest on Friday
SNOW HILL, Md. - Teachers in Worcester County say they want more money. But the county says it has no additional money to give. Superintendent of Schools Jerry Wilson wants a $4 million budget increase to fund a pay raise for school employees.
But the county says it's already trying to close a $22 million budget deficit, partially through a 6 cent tax increase. The Worcester County Teacher's Association says teachers feel unappreciated and say they plan to show their solidarity.
Once such show will take place Friday at Snow Hill High School where teachers will hold a "work to rule protest," which means they will not put in any more work than they are contractually obligated to do. Reports are the teachers will gather on the grassy knoll in front of the bus loop where students are dropped off. This demonstration is in protest of the failure to increase teacher's salaries yet again.