Some parents have asked if North West Hendricks will be in session on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in light of the GoRedForEd action day scheduled at the Statehouse. Yes, NWHSC will be in session because we believe this is what is best for students. I am, however, declaring Tuesday as "Red for Ed Day” at NWHSC. The teachers’ union and the administration have been working cooperatively to balance the need to continue every day instruction with the interest of teachers to express their concerns about the status of their profession. A contingent of NWHSC teachers will be representing NWHSC on Tuesday at the Statehouse and we will bring in substitute teachers to cover those classes.
#Red for Ed, a national movement, is the outgrowth of years of frustration by public education teachers and leaders who are confronted with daily disrespect, reduced funding and resources, the allocation by state leaders of resources and millions of public dollars to private and vouchers schools.
#Red in Indiana is coordinated by credible public education groups such as the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the American Federation of Teachers, Indiana. ISTA is coordinating the day-long activities at the Indiana Statehouse.
Nationally #Red for Ed is a key issue for the National Education Association.
We remind all supporters that there are many ways to support public education in addition to attending the rally including:
• Wearing red on Tuesday, November 19
• Contacting legislators to share your perspective about the value of public education
• Encouraging others to attend the rally (people who work downtown, retired teachers, friends)
Locally we will be supporting and celebrating our teachers by encouraging everyone to wear red. Want to help us support our excellent teachers? Think about contributing snacks and food throughout the day, sharing notes of support, or just sending a “thank you” to one of your student’s teachers.
As always, thanks to all of you for your support of our school district!
Yours in Education,
Dr. Scott Syverson