The Lawrence school district and classified staff union, PAL-CWA, came to an agreement Thursday afternoon that each classified staff member will receive a $2.12 base increase to their hourly pay next year, falling far short of the union’s requests.
The Save Our Schools 497 group has hosted community meetings and rallies with more to come soon. But these efforts are just the top layer of organizers’ work, and the enthusiasm shown in these demonstrations is a veneer on top of deep concerns for many families.
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