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School staffers call for funding


May 15, 2019

SCHOOL DISTRICT staff members at a rally held at Husky Stadium Wednesday, May 8.

While teachers in some districts around the state walked out May 8 to attend rallies in support of "adequate" funding for education, teachers and staff members in Sweet Home stayed home and kept their schools open.

But they finished the day with a rally at Husky Field that attracted more than people, who listened to speakers on the issue while students practiced on the track and fields below and behind the rally.

The Oregon Education Association had called for a statewide "Day of Action," said Supt. Tom Yahraes prior to the walkout. "Some districts are planning walkouts to illustrate to th...

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