After their second walk-in and walk-out (working to contracted hours), Dover teachers rallied outside city hall before tonight’s school board meeting. Dover Teachers Union negotiators meet with the board for its tenth and hopefully final meeting on Friday morning.
About 100 Dover teachers and their supporters wore #RedforEd to call attention to the lack of funding for public education in Dover.
“Dover teachers are working around the clock to make a difference in the lives of their students and standing up for better school funding. They’re raising their voices together for their students, for their schools and for their community,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President.
“Today we held another day of action. First we worked our contractual hours only, walking in minutes before and walking out minutes after. Next we held a public gathering outside City Hall where we were joined by community members, parents, and students. Finally, we made our way inside to the evening’s City Council Meeting where more than 20 people, including a few students, spoke about needing to fund education in Dover. ”Lisa Dillingham, Dover Teachers Union President
This was DTU’s second “Day of Action.” A similar event was held March 15. Each Day of Action includes teachers working strictly to contract hours and entering and leaving school together in a show of unity.