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County teachers unhappy, union president says

April 18, 2000

Washington County school teachers are not happy with the way they are being treated by the Board of Education, their union president said Tuesday.

More than 30 teachers attended Tuesday night's School Board meeting to support their union president as she raised several issues and asked for a meeting between teachers and board members.

"Teaching in Washington County appears to have become less and less attractive to our current teachers," said Sharon Chirgott, president of the Washington County Teachers Association.

At least 22 teachers signed up to speak to the board, but deferred to Chirgott, Schools Superintendent Herman Bartlett said.

Among the issues Chirgott raised were the board's decision not to waive three snow make-up days, the overwhelming amount of paperwork teachers must do and the lack of time they are given to do it, and why the board has schools remodeled while school is in session, creating an "unhealthy" situation.

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At the end of Tuesday night's board meeting School Board Vice President Doris J. Nipps recommended that the board meet with teachers as well as other employee groups to address their concerns.

- Julie E. Greene

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