PHOENIX – Uproar at a Valley school board meeting Monday night led by half of the Murphy School District teachers.
They were outraged after learning the district was going to cut their salary by five percent and enforce furloughs.
“Teachers should not have to pay for decisions that were made by this district,” said Renee Castlebury, a first grade teacher.
The school district is suffering from a $2.1 million budget.
After several teachers spoke out, School Board Member Richard Polanco voted to table the issue which caused a backlash of yells from the crowd.
The board struck down that motion and voted against cutting teachers pay.
“We got exactly what we wanted tonight,” said Rob Rubino, a sixth grade teacher at Sullivan Elementary, “Teachers aren’t supposed to go backwards in pay. We work real hard and I’m glad that the board was able to see that.”