I wanted to thank all the parents and students who came to support us at today's rally at Weekes Park and the subsequent march to the District Office. I went with a group of teachers from my school site (Eldridge) to support the parents as they walked past. We all went to wait at the intersections of Schafer Rd, Gading Rd, and Patrick Ave. to greet the parents and students and it really boosted my spirits! I was in tears (not hard for me to do!) and was really greatful for the outpouring of support from the community, especially after witnessing some run-ins with scabs. I hope that the Board and the District Administration will now get it through their thick skulls that they can't go on like this anymore! Parents have the power!
After the march, I went with a group of Eldridge teachers to the pedestrian overpass on 880 between Tennyson and Jackson to get more positive reinforcement from the Teamster truckers honking at us in support! If you can stand the fumes, it's a great way to boost your morale!