Oppose any efforts to divert public funds to non-public schools.
Support sustainable operational money to keep teacher salaries regionally competitive.
Support funding a formalized induction programs for all new teachers, including emergency certified and alternative certified teachers.
Support ensuring that state appropriated per-pupil funding reaches regionally competitive levels to achieve appropriate class sizes for all age levels.
Provide funds for principal/teacher professional learning designed to equip educators to address the needs of our most challenging populations, including children in trauma, and to successfully implement state mandated initiatives.
Support adequate funding to provide regionally competitive salaries for school support staff and paraprofessionals and their ongoing professional development.
Support funding resources for alternative education that provides student support for behavioral and mental health in order to provide a safe environment for students to be successful.
Support legislative changes to assist with solving the current teacher and support staff shortage by removing barriers, protecting benefits, and improving compensation for current, future, and retired education employees.
Support examining teacher and administrative preparation programs to reflect the changing needs of students.
Support streamlining the development, training, and mentoring of teachers.
Support funding to keep teacher salaries regionally competitive.
Support the elimination of barriers to address the bus driver shortage.