Teachers from a number of schools around Harford County are planning to adhere to the contracted work day—and no more.
According to the Harford County Education Association website, 22 schools countywide have agreed to work only the hours for which they are contracted.
For instance, while some high school teachers around the county may remain in their rooms for an hour or two after the work day, many have agreed to stick to the 2:20 p.m. contractual end-of-day.
The movement is in an effort to notify county school and government leaders that education must be made a priority, according to an HCEA flyer.
The 22 schools include:
- Bakerfield Elementary School
- Bel Air Middle School
- Fallston High School
- Havre de Grace High School
- Magnolia Elementary School
- North Harford High School
- Patterson Mill Middle School
- Youths Benefit Elementary School
- Bel Air Elementary School
- Bel Air High School
- Edgewood Middle School
- Edgewood High
- Fallston Middle School
- Hickory Elementary School
- Magnolia Middle School
- North Harford Middle School
- Emmorton Elementary School
- Harford Tech
- John Archer School
- Joppatowne High School
- Norrisville Elementary School
- Patterson Mill High School
- Prospect Mill Elementary School
- Ring Factory Elementary School
Picketing is planned outside the schools for 15 minutes on both Wednesday and Thursday.
The HCEA also invited teachers to picket together at 3:30 p.m. at Youth’s Benefit Elementary School in Fallston.
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