South Burlington Parents Create Petition to Eliminate Teacher Strikes and Imposed Contracts
With ongoing tension in the South Burlington School District, some parents want change.
Gwen Bruns and Sheramy Tsai started a petition to prevent two things - both the imposition of contracts, as well as teacher strikes.
The petition encourages lawmakers to create a bipartisan bill to do both.
Both parents experienced the last teacher strike in the district, and say they want to stop a potential pattern from occurring.
"We can't continue to put the children in the middle of these battles between the school board and the teachers union, we need to find a better way for our kids not to put them in the middle so taking away these weapons that both sides use would really take things down a notch," said Tsai.
"The children can't be pawns; that's the biggest thing," said Bruns.
Similar legislation was introduced in Vermont in 2015, but it did not pass.
To read the petition, click here: https://www.change.org/p/governor-phil-scott-elimination-of-education-strikes-and-imposed-contracts-in-vermont