Wake County educators ask lawmakers to protect jobs, boost minimum wage to $15/hour for all
Posted February 16, 2021 5:37 p.m. EST
Updated February 17, 2021 5:50 p.m. EST
Cary, N.C. — The Wake County Public School System’s Division of Principals and Assistant Principals has identified a list of legislative priorities they would like Gov. Roy Cooper and other local lawmakers to address.
In a letter sent Tuesday, the division board highlighted five action items.
- They are asked educator jobs not be cut due to a decline in enrollment related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- They asked for a $15 per hour minimum wage for all school employees.
- Wake County educators want school calendars to align with community colleges where many students are dual enrolled.
- The division also seeks to change the A-F school grading scale to better reflect student growth.
- They want teacher preparedness programs to focus on culturally responsive teaching practices to better prepare them to serve diverse communities.