STEP UP for our Kids and Stop Ignoring Teacher Turn-Over at CLSA

STEP UP for our Kids and Stop Ignoring Teacher Turn-Over at CLSA

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Bailey Wingler started this petition to Charter Schools USA

Since opening, Concord Lake STEAM Academy (formerly Kannapolis Charter Academy) has dealt with constant Teacher Turn-Over, leaving our children without a licensed teacher for days, weeks and months at a time.  This shortage in teachers has resulted in an overflow of students into neighboring classrooms, exhausted teachers and staff members, and ultimately the withdrawal of countless students and families from our school.  The negative impact that these changes have on our children, on our teachers and on our school overall continues to be ignored by CSUSA (the for-profit company that governs our school).  While this is a "Choice" school, it is important to note that CLSA is Title I, meaning that over half of our families live at the poverty level.

Because our teachers receive zero support by way of a School Resource Officer, Teacher's Aids or a Counselor, they have to wear MANY hats and are ultimately expected to work extended hours under extreme stress.  This situation, paired with low pay and limited benefits has left many of our teachers with no other option but to pursue a career elsewhere.  This school year alone we have already lost 6 teachers.  Many have yet to be replaced due to the low pay scale and high stress environment.  Many days, parents have no idea who is teaching their child or how to contact them.  We want to SAVE our school and provide out children with the educational experience they deserve by increasing the pay scale for our teachers!

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