Banks Middle School. Photo: Chas Hundley
BANKS - The Oregon Education Association has asked teachers across the state of Oregon to join a walkout on May 8 to demand more significant education funding for public schools and community colleges, with some school districts closing due to anticipated low staffing levels.
In Banks, the school district will remain open, according to Banks School District superintendent Jeff Leo in a message posted on the school's social media pages.
According to Leo, teachers and other staff will be wearing red in solidarity with the OEA walkouts, and standing outside their schools to greet students in the morning of May 8.
The Forest Grove School District (FGSD) announced they would close the district on May 8, stating that "a large number" of staff members intended to participate in the walkout.
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