Parents and students gathered today in front of the Village of Barboursville Elementary school for a purple rain event in support of the recent teacher walk ins.
“we love teachers at vobe this is because the teachers that work hard at our school they need a raise,” One students poster shows.
One parent, Jenny Anderson says teachers should be rewarded for all their constant hard work.
“they are in essences a caretaker of our children so if we can’t support them as that alone then i don’t know i think that’s really the gist of it,” said Anderson.
And some say unjust pay for teachers is affecting the students like, 5th graders Sophia Shiu and Caleb Parlier.
“as students personally as well think they are not getting paid. we have seen our teachers talking about insurance and how they can’t afford it and it’s just disappointing,” Shiu said.
“we’re making these posters because our teachers are not getting enough money for what they are doing,” Parlier said.
This purple rain event symbolizes the unity of all public education employees.
“i love the teachers. i know they work so hard they go above and beyond to make sure the kids are taken care of so do they deserve a raise absolutely,” Anderson.
Anderson says these walk-ins are leading up to a larger rally to be held at the state capitol on February 17th.
If you want to join the movement visit this website: http://www.familiesleadingchange.org
Aaliyah Brown 13 News Working for You.