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Teachers’ strike continues in central Colorado

October 15, 2019

FAIRPLAY, Colo. (AP) — Classes are canceled for a second day in a central Colorado district because of a strike by teachers.

Teachers in the Park County School District RE-2 were picketing again Tuesday over wages and other issues.

District officials have offered a $2,000 raise.

A member of the South Park Education Association, Doug Freeman, told KOA-AM that teachers want a $6,000 across the board pay raise to help keep current teachers and attract new ones. He says the average salary is now $42,000 a year, below the cost of a living in the mountains southwest of Denver.

It is the third teacher strike in Colorado in the last 18 months.