Teachers around the state are working to raise awareness about an issue that hurts a number of state employees.
Tuesday teachers gathered outside North Marion to garner community support for teacher and state employee raises and PEIA funding.
They lined the street with brightly colored signs waving and clapping for those who honked as they drove back.
Teachers said it’s about more than money, they also want protected seniority.
“Part of the reason to get out and do some of these, we call them informational or unity rallies, is to just garner public support. We want people to know that we’re not just out there trying to get more money, we’re out here because we want their kids to get a better education and so we’re just trying to get the community on board with what we’re doing,” said Debbie Doshier, North Marion High School teacher.