MADISON HEIGHTS (WWJ) – A group of Madison Heights High School students walked out of class for a brief time on Monday in a show of support for their teachers.
The students say they are upset by the school district’s decision to impose a ten percent pay cut on teachers. The teachers claim that the district unfairly imposed the pay cut and are in the process of suing them.
District Superintendent Randy Speck said he understands both the student’s and teacher’s disapproval and remains optimistic that a deal can be reached.
“I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to come to an agreement and not have to continue on with this,” Speck said.
He added that he supports the student’s right to rally for their teachers and noted that the protests were peaceful and did not disrupt the school day.
Further talks with the teachers to resolve the labor dispute are scheduled for later this week.