Caro teachers want same pay raise as superintendent

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Al Boydston

Teachers at Caro Community Schools want the same 2.7 percent pay increase Superintendent Mike Joslyn just received and took their message to the board of education Monday.

Al Boydston, math teacher, Caro High School, addressed the Caro Community Schools Board of Education with a clear message: teachers feel they have made necessary sacrifices to help sustain the district, but that it’s time to be compensated for what they’ve given up.

Boydston told The Advertiser Tuesday that it’s what teachers are talking about amongst each other when at lunch, before school or in the halls.

“When things got tough in the late 2000s, we all basically put our contracts on hold, our salaries on hold,” Boydston said. “Now is the time to recognize the people who put their financial positions on hold…and start replacing some of the money we’ve lost.” (Read more)

(This story first appeared in the June 15, 2016 print edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read online here.)

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