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Pinellas County teachers, administrators still at odds over simultaneous teaching

District-wide survey could be the next step
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Posted at 5:40 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 07:45:01-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Teachers in Pinellas County continue their fight to end simultaneous teaching.

After a district meeting on Monday afternoon, union members said they are still miles apart from an agreement with the district on any changes.

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A representative with the teacher's union said in a matter of 48 hours close to 2,000 teachers signed a petition to end simultaneous teaching.

Teachers said kids are being short-changed because of the strain on teachers.

However, district officials said they aren't hearing the same thing in their feedback from schools.

District leaders said they have been working with teachers to find solutions to help ease their stress and concerns.

One way in which they have done this is by reallocating technology for use in the classroom.

Both groups said the next step could be a survey sent out district-wide to get one conclusion.

The next school board meeting will be held Tuesday, September 22 at 10 a.m.