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Five Pointe Coupee schools closed Wednesday due to apparent strike over teacher pay

3 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, September 09 2020 Sep 9, 2020 September 09, 2020 7:11 AM September 09, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

POINTE COUPEE PARISH - On Friday (September 4), a multitude of Pointe Coupee Parish teachers called in sick to work, in what is believed to be a dispute concerning their pay and this week, the parish announced that multiple schools will once again be closed due to a significant number of workers calling out.

The dispute appears to go back to a tax measure that passed in August. The measure was designed to give teachers a pay raise, but will not go into effect until the start of 2021. 

Schools that will be closed on Wednesday, September 9 include:

Livona High School

STEM Magnet Academy


Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary

Valverda Elementary School

It seems that all but one public school in the Parish will be out of operation, and a school spokesperson confirmed that the closures are due to a "number of teachers not reporting to work." 

Click here for more information on Pointe Coupee Parish schools. 

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