Baltimore County teachers upset over latest no pay-raise vote
As I reported earlier this week, the board voted against accepting a mediation panel's recommendation to give teachers a 2 percent cost-of-living increase -- another step in an ongoing conflict that began with planning the budget for the current school year.
Cheryl Bost, the union president, said the group plans to discuss their possible responses tomorrow evening. She said teachers do understand the dire financial situation the whole country is in, and that we are facing tough times all around. But they also feel as though it's a question of budgeting priorities, she added.
Bost said she's gotten several e-mails from teachers saying they'll be leaving the county. She herself has expressed concerns about remaining competitive so people want to stay -- or come -- to BCPS.
"The irritations are mounting," she said.