Milton teacher's aide accused of inappropriately touching kindergarten girl in class

Andrew Cummings
April 15, 2018

"There is also a group who wants to take away the raises for all of the funding we secured for education over the last three weeks", she said. Having no teachers present at school and in class can lead to awful outcomes, such as when a fight broke out between learners at Eldorado Park Secondary after teachers had left to attend an unplanned strike.

"For many years, the Lead-Deadwood School District has had a multi-faceted approach to school security", Leikvold said. She said the walkout is driven by teachers, not OEA.

"Kelly Educational Staffing is concerned when a report of inappropriate behavior is received, and we take these matters very seriously", Stehney said in a statement.

April Wilhoite is a teacher at Southern and served as assistant chair of the school's Site Based Decision Making Council during the selection process.

Labor Education spokeswoman Susan Close said in opposition the Liberals were silent on the $210 million cut from SA funding.


"They have poked mama bear one time too many, and mama bear is ready to fight and keep fighting", said Cooper, as another teacher's hand rested on her shoulder as a sign of support.

"We now look to John Gardner, as the new minister responsible for South Australian schools, to continue that fight".

"I was nearly on the verge of tears yesterday really", said Ashtyn Henry, a Claremore parent.

At a news conference, Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association, characterized the nine-day walkout as "a victory for teachers", even as it fell short of its goals.... "They don't like the idea at all", he said.

"Algebra I is a class that's generally taught in eighth and ninth grade, and a few sophomores should be enrolled once they attend CHS", she said.


It was a good step, teachers said, but a more substantial increase was necessary. Many said they paid for classroom supplies with their own money while working multiple jobsto make ends meet.

Her husband, Jason Lightle, an English teacher at McAlester High School, said complacency had allowed the state education system to deteriorate, and gains were modest compared with the need. "As a public-school teacher for the past five years, I can attest to the importance of small class sizes and discipline of instruction". She said they "wanted to make it bigger". The union will be supporting its members and candidates who are running for office during the midterm elections against those who opposed funding Oklahoma's schools.

An anti-tax group says it will launch a "veto referendum" signature-gathering campaign in the coming days that could potentially overturn the almost $500 million tax increases.

Public schools in Oklahoma's two largest cities will remain closed another day despite plans to end a strike by teachers seeking more classroom funding.

The boy, whom police called Victim 1, reported that he had been robbed and beaten at Montville High by other students.


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