Martin County parents fight for teacher raises

Article Posted on May 16, 2018

By: Alyssa Hyman, WPTV

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - Many Martin County parents say they’re all for a property tax increase if it means the money goes to teacher salary increases.

They say right now their teachers aren’t getting paid enough and competitively.

The parents spoke on behalf of the teachers and their kids at a Martin County School Board meeting Tuesday night.

“I’m behind every single one of these teachers who is here to say it is time,” said one parent at the meeting.

Danielle McDonough helped start the group Martin County Parents United.

The group wore red and packed the meeting Tuesday night telling the board that they believe the proposed property tax increase is money that needs to be allocated specifically for teacher raises…

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