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