At the Nov. 8 regular school board meeting, the Botetourt Education Association asked for the Botetourt County School Board to support teachers by sending a resolution to General Assembly representatives of Botetourt County that include Sen. Steve Newman, Del. Lacey Putney and Del. Chris Head. Rumor has it that Gov. Bob McDonnell will ask the General Assembly to allow for term contracts rather than continuing contracts in the next session which begins in January 2013.
Listing the many quality professional traits of teachers in the Commonwealth, BEA representative Sally Sizer described the attack on public education, lack of pay raises, the VRS system and the villianization of the teaching profession. She gave each board member a copy of the proposed resolution.