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School districts preparing for teacher walkout on May 8

Districts are preparing for a teacher walkout on May 8 after two months of pressure from educators wanting state lawmakers to increase funding for schools.

Posted: Apr 18, 2019 6:48 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Districts are preparing for a teacher walkout on May 8 after two months of pressure from educators wanting state lawmakers to increase funding for schools.

Tad Shannon, president of the Eugene Education Association (EEA), said they need to do everything in their power to make legislators understand the crisis that education is in right now.

RELATED: Teacher walkout could cancel classes on May 8

Over the past two months, EEA teachers have held rallies to put pressure on lawmakers to pass a $2 billion bill that would help increase funding for grades kindergarten through 12th.

Administrators at Eugene School District 4J and the Bethel School District said they'll be preparing for next month's walkout, but no decisions have been made.

KEZI 9 News reached out to the Springfield Education Association, but did not hear back. However, administrators at Springfield said they've been told by the union that teachers will not be participating. 

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